HOSPICE VAUGHAN RESIDENCE
HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE IN OUR COMMUNITY
Early spring of 2021, Hospice Vaughan opened the first 10 bed palliative care hospice in Vaughan. This facility will offer 24 hour / 7 day a week compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life care for individuals and their family. Each suite has large picture windows facing into the gardens, private bathroom, refrigerator and television.
There is room for families to comfortably visit and be with their loved ones throughout the day and night. Caregivers and family members will also have the opportunity to receive support through this journey.
All referrals must be made through your family physician or health care provider.
Your loved one will be cared for 24/7 in their private suite. Room for family, friends and caregivers to spend time.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Bring soap, body lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, denture care items, electric razor comb/brush, shampoo, deodorant, and any other personal care items that will help with comfort. You are also welcome to bring a favourite pillow and blanket, cherished pictures, and other personal items that may help make the space more personal and relaxing. Personal pyjamas are also welcome (please note: the garment will be opened up the back to provide for easier washing and care of the resident).
CAN I VISIT MY LOVED ONE?
We welcome all immediate family member 24 hours/day and encourage participation in the care of loved ones. Extended family and friends are encouraged to visit during the day and early evenings. All family and visitors are requested to sign-in at reception and sign-out when leaving.
The comfort and well-being of our residents and their families is our primary concern; thus we ask everyone to be mindful of the number of visitors, the time and the duration of their visit. If there are any concerns or questions, please speak with a member of your care team.
CAN CHILDREN COME TO THE HOSPICE?
Children are welcome to visit. Parents are asked to oversee the care of their children at all times. Our trained volunteers are available to assist with the care of your children while you are visiting. The children’s area is always open with board games and activities to occupy their time.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Pets are welcome but please consult with our care team before your pet is brought in. If you plan to bring in your pet, please ensure:
- Your pet is friendly, house trained and well behaved.
- All pets must have an up-to-date immunization record.
- All pets must be supervised by an adult at all times and will clean up after them in the event of an accident.
- If another resident has allergies to a pet, we may restrict the areas of visitation to the resident’s room.
The consumption of alcohol on site is permitted; however, it must be approved by your overseeing physician. If this becomes a problem for the care and comfort of any of our residents, you will be asked to leave the building. Alcohol will no longer be permitted for that family.
The smoking of cannabis on Hospice Vaughan property is prohibited. If you wish to smoke cannabis you must go off the property to do so. The use of cannabis products which do not require smoking (oils, edibles, etc.) may be used if approved by your overseeing physician.
Smoking on Hospice Vaughan property is prohibited. Residents may smoke in the designated smoking area when accompanied by staff or a family member.
INQUIRIES ABOUT THE HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE FACILITY
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CHRIS, CLINICAL RESOURCE NURSE