Home Visiting Program

If you are caring for a loved one with a terminal illness Hospice North Hastings can help.

Hospice North Hastings has training volunteers that can provide emotional, spiritual and respite time in your home.

Your loved one will be supported, and you can take some time for yourself.

Hospice volunteers can:

  • Read aloud, help with writing letters, companionship, listening, or telephone support
  • Basic personal care such as simple back rubs, position changes and trips to the bathroom
  • Bedside vigilance while caregivers are out or resting

There is no charge for this service

The Residential Hospice

The Hospice House for North Hastings provides 24/7 end-of-life care to individuals and families from our surrounding areas during their final days of life. Our program is an alterative to hospital admission and the care is based on patient needs. Families and caregivers are encouraged to participate in the life and care of the patients, and are also welcome to stay at the Hospice House with their loved ones around the clock.

The Hospice House for North Hastings was the first “Rural” Residential Hospice in all of Ontario, providing 24/7 “end of life” care to individuals and families from our surrounding areas. This “Showpiece of Community Spirit” was purchased, renovated, and operates, with no charge to individuals, thanks in whole to donations from our community.

Hospice is 100% community funded.

Lending Library

Located in the Library Room at the Hospice House are many books on subjects that cover from early diagnosis to final care.  Complimentary therapy information as well as information on coping with grief/bereavement is also available.

All are welcome, Monday to Friday 9-3, to browse through our library selection and there is no charge for borrowing any of the reading materials.

Medical Equipment Loan Cupboard

When life take an unwanted turn – Hospice North Hastings is there to help.

The equipment is stored, cleaned and monitored by staff at the Hospice House.

Hospice North Hastings provides free medical equipment for all residents of North Hastings to borrow for short-term use.

There is no charge for this service.

Some of the items that are available are;

  • Commode chairs
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Sit/stand chairs
  • Walkers
  • Seated walkers
  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Wheelchairs
  • Bath seats
  • Bath benches
  • Urinals
  • Bedpans
  • Sheepskins
  • Blue pads

Other Valuable Community Connections