What is a Residential Hospice?
A Residential Hospice is a home like environment where adults and children with life-threatning illnesses receive end-of-life services. A residential hospice provides individuals who cannot be cared for at home with compassionate care and comfort in the last stages of their life.
People living in residential hospices are eligible for services provided by Community Care Access Centres. Today's funding will enable these centres to offer enhanced support for nursing and personal support services in residential hospices as well as the option for hospices to employ their own staff. Access to other services will be based on the individual's needs and will continue to be made available through the centres and the residential hospices.