The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce
Our community hospice is a centre of excellence with a multidisciplinary team, providing compassionate, dignified, patient-centered care to individuals with a progressive life-limiting illness, empowering them to live well while dying.
The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce offers an alternative for residents of Grey and Bruce Counties who do not wish to die at home or in the hospital. The community-run hospice cares for patients and their families who are dealing with a terminal illness, providing comfort, support and pain management. Patients are able to die with dignity, in a home-like setting.
The residential hospice has six light-filled suites in a private wing at Season's Retirement Community in Owen Sound. The palliative care team includes nurses, personal support workers, occupational therapists, religious and spiritual counselors and volunteers who provide a range of medical and support services around the clock.
The hospice has fewer restrictions than an institutional setting. Family members are encouraged to visit with their loved ones at any time and to participate in their end-of-life care. The patient rooms include comfortable living spaces for family members to stay day or night. There are no set visiting hours so that family members can come and go as they please.
The hospice is available free of charge to patients or their families. Referrals are made through the South West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
The hospice has partnerships with various organizations in the community:
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Grey-Bruce - www.von.ca
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) for Canada has been serving the residents of Grey and Bruce counties for the past 76 years. VON Grey-Bruce is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides services in the community to enable people to remain in their homes with the care and support to maintain their independence and healthy living. Services offered at VON Grey-Bruce include Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Flu and Wellness programs, Supports for Daily Living, SMART and Falls Prevention Exercise Classes and Supportive Care Services that include hospice, caregiver support, bereavement and music care.
South West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) - www.ccac-ont.ca
The South West CCAC gets people the care they need to stay well, heal at home and stay safely in their homes longer. When home is no longer an option, we help people make the transition to other living arrangements.
CCAC care coordinators are nurses, social workers and other dedicated professionals. Through personal visits and regular check-ins, we help determine the right care and support for our patients. This may include in-home nursing and personal support, visit to CCAC community clinics, and connections to community organizations.
We work hand-in-hand with the people we care for to build trusting relationships, understand the challenges they face, and co-create solutions.
In keeping with the Excellent Care for All strategy, the South West CCAC works collaboratively with partners and stakeholders to coordinate seamless transitions in the palliative client's experience at multiple points within and across different care settings.
Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council
The chaplaincy council provides visiting chaplains to look after the spiritual needs of patients, family and staff. They co-ordinate the placement of local chaplains in hospitals, and our residential hospice, in order to maintain a continuity of care.