Palliative Care

Paliative care happens at the end of life, when you have a health problem that can't be cured and that you will die from. The goal of palliative care is to make you feel comfortable while you live the last days of your life Depending on your health problems, you might have palliative care for a few days or for quite a few months. You can get pallitive care at home or in a hospital.

Sometimes the term "hospice care" is used instead of palliative care, but it means the same thing. A hospice is also a place that you can go to get palliative care. It has some of the same equipment as a hospital, and is also run by health care workers, but feels more like a home.

Below is a list of some places you can receive palliative care near Stratford. Many of these programs offer care in a hospice or at your home.



Family Services Perth-Huron Hospice

Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice

VON - Perth-Huron Palliative Care Program



VON Oxford Sakura House Residential Hospice



Hospice of Waterloo Region



North Perth Community Hospice



Huron Hospice Volunteer Service



Southwest Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program



South West Hospice Palliative Care Network - an alliance of community agencies, hospitals, long-term care homse, and other stakeholders who are all committed to continuously improving hospice palliative care services. 


Canadian Virtual Hospice - provides support and persinalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers, and educators.