What is a residential hospice?
A residential hospice provides end-of-life care in a home-like environment. It is for individuals who don't need or want acute care in a hospital, but whose needs exceed what can be provided by family and friends at home. A residential hospice meets the needs of people who have difficulty coping at home, who may not have caregiver support, or who choose not to live out their final time at home.
All hospice services are provided without charge.
Where is the residential hospice?
Our three-bed residential hospice home is located at 40 Downes Avenue in Picton, Ontario.
Who does Hospice Prince Edward serve?
We serve the needs of the individual receiving palliative care, as well as his or her family members. People who come to our residential hospice will enter a home-like environment. Caregivers can spend quality time with their loved one with peace, privacy and dignity.
At a symbolic level, the hospice is a home. At a functional level, it is a home, a care facility, and a workplace. It is also a community meeting place, a place of celebration of lives lived, and a place of sharing knowledge and stories.
Hospice Prince Edward features three private furnished rooms. Each room has its own washroom. The comfortable common areas include a shared kitchen, outdoor patio and gardens, and a children's area.
Hospice Prince Edward is open to any individual who meets the criteria set out by the LHIN for residential hospice care.