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“What matters most to you?” 

Everyone who lives and receives end-of-life care in our hospice residence is supported with compassion and dignity, in ways that are meaningful and important to each and every person. 

We know that thinking about end-of-life care is difficult and that a decision to leave home and come to hospice can be filled with strong and mixed emotions. 

You do not have to do this alone. We are here to help.

At hospice, our team of palliative care professionals will listen to your goals and wishes, and care for your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.  

Often times, family members tell us they feel a weight of responsibility lifted off their shoulders when they can simply spend time together as family and friends again.

At hospice, we want everyone to feel at home.

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To know my mom was surrounded by such love and caring people, gave us such comfort and joy."
-Karen, family member
While you are living at home

While you are living at home

We know that thinking about end-of-life care is difficult. Caring for someone at home can also be difficult too, especially closer to end of life.  

It’s always better to ask for a referral if you’re thinking about coming to our hospice residence, before you feel in crisis.

Here are some things to consider:

No. All our programs and services are free for our Niagara community.

Your loved one will need a referral to our hospice residence. 

Call the Home and Community Support Services (formerly the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN) at 905-684-9441 or 1-800-810-0000 and speak with a care coordinator. 

Anyone can call. You. Your loved one, their doctor or someone on their healthcare team. 

If you would like more information about our hospice residence, please contact our Transitions Coordinator at 905-984-8766 ext. 226.

Many people say they wish they had called us sooner. 

Caring for a loved one at home can be challenging, especially closer to end of life. It’s always better to call for a referral before you feel in crisis, even if your loved one wants to die at home.  

It’s important to know that you do not need to wait for a nurse, doctor or someone on a healthcare team to suggest hospice care. You can start the conversation and request a referral. 

Being referred does not mean your loved one will immediately come to the residence. The time needs to be right for everyone, and space needs to be available here. 

Once there is a referral, someone will call or visit to better understand your loved one’s wishes and goals of care.

Admission is based on a variety of assessment factors, and is not tied to the length of time on the referral list. People who are most urgently in need are prioritized.

You can come to hospice from home, hospital or the emergency department.

  • Health Card
  • Third party insurance
  • Power of Attorney (POA) document for personal care (Read Creating Your Power of Attorney if you don’t already have one) 
  • Medication
  • A $250 deposit for medication not covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit program and lab fees if required (it will be returned if not used)
  • Preferred clothing, sleepwear, non-skid slippers, socks
  • Personal items. Toothpaste and toothbrush, lip balm, razors, shaving cream, hair brush, comb, nail clippers, deodorant, body wash and lotion. 
  • Photographs and special items such as a pillow or blanket.
  • Personal care wipes
  • Funeral home arrangements if you have made them. Assistance can be provided with this if you need it.
St. Catharines

St. Catharines Hospice

Stabler Centre – St. Catharines
403 Ontario Street

The residence in St. Catharines is a 10-bed hospice with private rooms, a home-like atmosphere and nutritious meals made by our chef. 

We offer compassionate end-of-life care from a team of palliative care professionals.

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Welland Hospice

Opening in 2024, the hospice in Welland will be co-located with long-term care home, Foyer Richelieu. 

An additional 10 hospice beds will serve people across all of Niagara, providing the exceptional end-of-life care.

Stay connected with us for updates to our Close to Home Campaign.

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Fort Erie Hospice

Opening in 2024, the hospice in Fort Erie with be located alongside long-term care home, Gilmore Lodge.

An additional 10 beds in Fort Erie will ensure people in Niagara have access to the best care, for generations to come. 

Stay connected with us for updates to our Close to Home Campaign.

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Living Well at Hospice