About the Residential Hospice

A New Era For End-of-Life Care

Kingston’s new residential hospice will be, first and foremost, family-friendly and welcoming to everyone, inclusive to all faiths, reflecting a culture of respect and dignity. The building itself will be fully accessible and accommodate the widest possible range of abilities. It will remain home-like and non-institutional in its character while enabling the highest degree of safety, security and functionality.

In providing respite to families, the residential hospice will encourage multi-generational activities such as cooking, dining, visiting, reading, music, and child and youth engagement. Spaces throughout the residential hospice will allow for privacy and intimacy while also supporting family and group activities, spiritual and faith-based traditions and quiet reflection. The thoughtful design will enable story-telling, reminiscing, singing and special celebrations that promote quality of living.

A Sustainable Future

Hospice Kingston and its partners are committed to leading the way in building a sustainable future in healthcare in our community. Residential hospices have demonstrated that they are highly cost-effective and provide a more appropriate care setting for individuals while improving overall financial sustainability when end-of-life care is shifted from hospital to residential hospice care.

Education: a Teaching Hospice

Kingston is an innovator in healthcare. Hospice Kingston believes that innovative and collaborative thinking must be a key element in the continuum for the future. The Time Is Now to explore various teaching opportunities with Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College for the residential hospice.

Volunteers: the Heart of Hospice

Hospice Kingston volunteers are an exceptional group of caring and compassionate people who offer individuals and their families and caregivers support. For individuals living at home volunteers play a key role in supporting their needs, In a residential hospice setting, volunteers will have an even greater opportunity to contribute, as their efforts will provide enhanced services to individuals and families.

A Seamless Transition in Care and Support

Hospice Kingston offers compassionate care services aimed at providing emotional, social and spiritual support. Care is for the whole person and is centered around their experiences while improving their overall well-being. Hospice Kingston will incorporate all its programs and services into the residential hospice to ensure a seamless transition for the care and support given to individuals and their families.

 

“We need to think about that we want for our loved ones and ourselves in our last days, and make that vision a reality” – Laurie Lacelle, Campaign Cabinet