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Frequently Asked Questions

Receiving news of a terminal illness or reaching the final stages of life can be difficult to accept for both individuals and loved ones.

We believe everyone as the right to have access to comprehensive, palliative and end-of-life care. Carefor Hospice Cornwall provides a safe and caring space for those who are unable to stay in-hospital or return home due to safety, care needs, pain management, and more. This 10-bed facility offers an at-home feel for patients and families, with skilled staff members equipped to better help patients and families cope with the physical and emotional hurdles ahead.

We limit our capacity to 10 patients at a time to ensure client and family focused care. Carefor Cornwall Hospice services are available to area patients who have a valid OHIP card. Admission is not based on age, gender, religion, or race. All care and services delivered at Carefor Cornwall Hospice have no-cost to clients/ patients but are covered by partial government funding and fundraised dollars.

Applicants must be in the final stages of life. Each application is reviewed to ensure that the patient meets the hospice’s admission criteria, and to identify any potential supplies, equipment or education that will be required to safely care for the patient.

A home visit may be required to assess and discuss if admission to hospice is appropriate. Should the patient be accepted for admission, applications are prioritized based on symptom and care needs. Once all paperwork is signed, a plan is made for admission.

For more information on the admission process and criteria, please visit: https://cornwallhospice.com/admission-process/

You can expect warm and friendly staff working with you and your loved one through the final stage of life. We guarantee each patient is treated with the utmost respect and dignity, as though they are a part of our own family. We offer on patient-focused care. Each patient is unique in every way, and we will do our best to accommodate the individual.

Carefor Hospice Cornwall offers a Palliative Day Program, extending social and emotional support to individuals with a terminal illness and their families. This program offers a welcoming, friendly environment, and gives participants an opportunity to share with others going through similar life changes. Activities of the support group may include discussions, reflexology, therapeutic touch, music, massage, pet therapies, guest speakers, and more. To learn more about the Palliative Day Program, visit: https://cornwallhospice.com/programs-services/palliative-day-program/

We understand the need for support programs not just for patients, but also for families. The Hospice Patient and Family Support Coordinator is a trained professional who can help families through this difficult transition. Each person views death in their own way and as such the support coordinator can provide a unique approach, walking patients and families through the last stop on a life-long journey.

Everyone copes with loss in their own way. Carefor Hospice Cornwall offers bereavement support groups to those struggling with the passing of a loved one. For more information, please contact the Patient & Family Support Coordinator.

Carefor Cornwall Hospice is an essential service in Eastern Counties and is made possible through the kind donations from the community year-round. If you would like to donate, please visit: https://carefor.ca/donate

Additionally, many families of past patients and community members find joy in becoming a dedicated volunteer at Carefor Cornwall Hospice. If you would like to become a volunteer, please visit: https://cornwallhospice.com/volunteer/