What is a Visiting Hospice?
Hospice Georgina is a visiting hospice, not a residential hospice, as we have no beds or nursing services. The closest residential hospice is Margaret Behan Hospice, a ten bed residence in Newmarket.
Our programs provide support and compassion and are not seen as therapy, nor do we provide hands on personal support or health care. Providing a caring ear and emotional support to both clients and their family members is central to everything that hospice does.
Hospice Georgina's trained volunteers promote comfort and client-centered care, enabling persons to participate in making decisions about what is important at the end of their lives or when experiencing grief. We offer visiting volunteers to palliative care clients who wish to remain in their own homes, live with families or have moved into a more supportive living arrangement, such as a long term care home.
Our concern is for the person, not the disease. We focus on family and friends, not just the individual, and emphasize the quality of life more than the duration. “You matter because you are YOU to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can to help you live fully on your terms.”
We are your neighbourhood centre for palliative care support and grief education serving Georgina (Keswick, Roche’s Point, Willow Beach, Jackson’s Point, Sutton, Baldwin, Pefferlaw, Udora) and Georgina Island.