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Hospice Services supports Clients at the end stages of life and their Caregivers. Our team provides practical, physical and emotional support to maintain comfort and quality of life for the Client as a complement to professional medical care.

Our services also provide essential support and respite to a Caregiver supporting a loved one at home. We are sensitive to personal, cultural and religious beliefs and practices and work in collaboration with our Clients to coordinate and deliver individualized care.

Through Hospice Services and with the support of a member of our team, Clients can access: Hospice Case Management services, Complementary Therapy, and Visiting Volunteer support. All FREE of charge.

Individuals seeking the services of our hospice program are assigned a Case Manager. The Case Manager provides information and education, works with the Client and Caregiver to identify any additional support needs, works with other organizations to obtain services, coordinates care, and works with the Visiting Volunteer to provide support in the home.

We have a team of volunteers who have received intensive training in the delivery of support services to Clients at the end of life. Our volunteers are caring and compassionate, providing companionship, practical and physical assistance, as well as emotional and spiritual care to the Clients they support. Visiting Volunteers also play an important role in providing respite for family and Caregivers.

Hospice Services are enhanced by our team of registered Complementary Therapists who volunteer their services to both Hospice Clients and their Caregivers to enhance quality of life and assist with the physical and emotional challenges faced at end of life. Complementary Therapy Services include:

  • Registered Massage Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Shiatsu
  • Reflexology
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy

We support Clients and Caregivers on their journey through grief in collaboration with our Caregiver Support program. Staff and volunteers provide support to individuals who have a terminal illness, are experiencing anticipatory grief, have experienced a loss, or who would like to remember a loved one who has passed

The Margaret Bahen Hospice for York Region is a 10-bed residential hospice, located in Newmarket. The Margaret Bahen Hospice for York Region features nursing and care staff 24 hours per day along with social work services, spiritual support, medical care, pharmacy, complimentary therapies and referrals to other programs and services. The program is also supported by more than 150 volunteers.

The residential hospice serves not only Newmarket but also all of York Region. Built by Southlake Health Services, the Margaret Bahen Hospice is operated by Better Living Health and Community Services.

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Doane House Hospice is dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness, as well as bereavement support.  Doane House promotes living every moment, and offers individuals diagnosed with a life threatening illness, compassion, support and hope. Programs and services are designed to support the individual by meeting their emotional, spiritual and physical needs as well as family and friends through caregiver relief and bereavement. Doane House is a volunteer based organization and part of an interdisciplinary team that works towards helping its clients live life to the fullest with dignity, hope and comfort.

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