I Need Palliative Care
A specialized form of health care
Our partners in hospice palliative care aim to improve the quality of life for those living with a life-limiting illness, as well as their families. Hospice palliative care addresses the specific physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and practical issues, and their associated expectations, needs, hopes and fears on an individual basis.
Hospice Simcoe’s Visiting Hospice Service is a valuable part of the palliative approach to care in the community and provides social, emotional, spiritual and practical support to those who are living with a life-limiting illness. Our trained social workers and volunteers provide support in the comfort of your own home and add to the support provided by your existing care circle.
Hospice Simcoe has a 10-bed end-of-life residential hospice located in Barrie. We work together with you and your family to provide pain and symptom management, psycho-social, emotional, and practical support, 24 hours a day by a team of nurses, PSW’s, physicians and volunteers.
Home is often the most comforting and supportive place to be when you and your family are facing end-of-life care and decisions. The North Simcoe Muskoka Home and Community Care team forms an integral part of your circle of care as you or your family member enter this phase of life. They work closely with your existing supports and professional services and bring in additional services as needed.
This toolkit includes resources and reference material for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. It can be used to help support people with cancer who have palliative care needs. These education materials can be used by anyone in the community.
Grief and Bereavement supports for patients
and their families.
Frequently Asked Questions
Palliative care refers to care for patients and their families who are facing a serious, life-limiting
illness. Palliative care is patient-centred coordinated care that aims to relieve suffering and
improve quality of life for patients and their families at all stages of the illness. Palliative care
focuses on a holistic approach to treat the impact that an illness has on patients and their
families, and is often provided in addition to clinical care that focuses on treating the illness
Palliative care is delivered in all care settings, including the following:
- Individual homes
- Long-Term Care Homes
There is no cost to patients for medically necessary palliative care services in their homes,
hospices, or hospitals. For example, this includes any treatments that a physician may provide.