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Day Hospice Program

SCHC’s Community Hospice Program team is dedicated to providing compassionate, respectful and holistic care for individuals and families in Scarborough who are facing life-limiting illness and grief.

About this Program

Scarborough Centre for Healthy For people experiencing living with a life-limiting illness can seem to be a never-ending series of appointments, treatments and caregivers flowing in and out of one’s home. The illness takes over; it becomes a way of life and a new identity. Whether it is the person walking the journey of a life-limiting illness or their family, the whole situation is exhausting. One of the best gifts we can offer is a “day off from illness.”

This day gives a weekly change to the regular routine – offering entertainment, fun, laughter, food, complementary therapies, and a place to share with others who are travelling a similar journey. Illness closes in our walls, and a stimulating learning and growing environment can help open the walls again. Day Hospice helps individuals continue to find meaning and purpose and promotes quality of life by supporting the unique needs of each participant. We provide a positive and welcoming place, respecting the choices and wishes of our clients in a safe, confidential, judgement-free environment where folks can just “be” with what is.

​The program will be facilitated by the Palliative Care Coordinator along with dedicated, trained Volunteers.

Benefits of Day Hospice

  • Provides respite (a bit of freedom) for caregivers (76% of Canadians caring for a loved one feel in need of help).
  • Enhances quality of life and celebrates each day to the fullest
  • Offers opportunities to connect with others who are on a similar journey
  • Empowers participants by their involvement in meaningful activities such as legacy work

Who Can Access Day Hospice

  • Anyone living with a life-limiting illness
  • 18 years of age and over
  • Living in Scarborough
  • Independent with activities of daily living (including medication administration)

Program Details

Time – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Date – Every Wednesday

Location – SCHC mid-Scarborough HUB 2660 Eglinton Ave East (at Brimley)

  • There are no user fees for participation in the Day Hospice
  • Transportation can be arranged for a fee
  • Light lunch provided

Contact Us

Palliative Care Coordinator – Day Hospice

Name:

Chrystella Chew

Email:

BereavementCare@schcontario.ca

Phone:

(416)-642-9445 ext. 4419

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