Hospice Care Ottawa is a community-based charitable, non-profit organization that offers palliative and end-of-life care, at no charge, to individuals and their loved ones. Hospice Care Ottawa supports individuals and their caregivers during their entire illness, from the time of diagnosis through to death and bereavement. Hospice Care Ottawa’s aim is to bring care, compassion and comfort to improve the quality of living and dying. Programs are provided at hospice sites across the city and within the community.
Are you a caregiver for a much loved spouse or parent suffering from a life-limiting illness? Hospice Care Ottawa’s Day Hospice program can help you!
Caregivers have many responsibilities. Hospice Care Ottawa’s Day Hospice program allows you to take care of some of those things, take a day to rest…spend time with a friend knowing that your loved one will be safe and happy. Day Hospice guests are exactly that. Guests.
Day Hospice provides a weekly day out in a comfortable friendly and home-like environment. Our nurses and trained volunteers provide care and support. It’s a day away for individuals living with a life-limiting illness and a break for their caregiver.
Delicious food is served and there are a variety of activities that can include art, complementary therapies, music and more. Camaraderie and laughter are some of the reasons Day Hospice is so popular.
Currently there is space in Richmond Day Hospice program (67 Fowler Street). Programs run each Thursday from 10am-2pm and a volunteer drivers can be arranged to take the guests to and from the program.
If you or someone you know who could benefit from a ‘day away’ call us. Anyone can make a referral by calling 613-680-0306.