hospice care

What is Hospice Palliative Care?

Hospice palliative care is more than end-of-life care. It’s an approach to care that aims to provide comfort and improve quality of life through whole person-centred care. 

With a palliative approach to care, you are supported to make the choices that are right for you and your family from the moment you are diagnosed with a serious illness and throughout the weeks, months and even years you may be living with the illness. Our role is to walk beside you.

  • Compassionate care for individuals with serious illnesses and for their families
  • Relieves physical, psychosocial & spiritual suffering
  • Done by specialized professionals and volunteers
  • Can be given in homes, health centres, hospitals and hospices
  • Improves quality of life, reduces anxiety and can lead to a longer life
  • Manages symptoms and pain
  • Helps the health care system by reducing unnecessary hospital admissions
The Dorothy Ley Hospice’s staff and volunteers offer compassionate palliative care to individuals who are living with the challenges of a life-limiting illness and loss. Our goal is to help manage people’s pain so they can live life to the fullest with dignity, meaning and hope.
Hospice care is about choice. We work with individuals and their caregivers to develop individualized care plans that enhance quality of life by meeting their physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs.
We are guided by our Model of Engagement, which supports the Individual living with illness, their family members, and caregivers, in receiving the right care, with the right skills, at the right time and in the right place.
We can help you by offering Community Support and/or Residential Care.


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