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The Bethell Hospice Residential Program is dedicated to caring for individuals with a palliative diagnosis and a life expectancy of three months or less. Individualized person centered care plans allow us to offer a life affirming approach focusing on quality end of life care through comfort measures. Death is not hastened nor is life prolonged.
While most people want to remain in their home, the last few weeks of life can be complex for everyone. Bethell Hospice offers a home like setting where health care professionals and volunteers provide exemplary end of life care. Family and friends are encouraged to continue to be involved in providing care for their loved one. Individuals and their family and friends are invited to make Bethell House their home during this precious time.
Living ones’ last days with dignity, and in comfort, are the cornerstones of care at Bethell Hospice.
While physicians at Bethell Hospice do not provide Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) services; if a resident requests MAiD, the staff will notify their physician and the physician will then follow the Ministry of Health referral process for MAiD. Residents will continue to receive palliative care services at Bethell Hospice during this time
Meal service at Bethell House is based on the philosophy that each resident is entitled to free choice regarding meal choices and serving time as they are able. The staff and volunteers at Bethell Hospice work tirelessly to uphold this philosophy.
Volunteers cook and clean in the kitchen between the hours of 8am to 8pm. It is their dedication that enables Bethell Hospice to provide individual choice to each and every resident. It is not uncommon for the volunteers to be preparing 7 or 8 different breakfasts each day. These can range from a full cooked breakfast with cereal and fruit, to a simple smoothie as requested by each resident as they wake. Our meals are never served at a specific “mealtime”, they are served as often, or as seldom as residents wish.
Nursing staff carry out these requests when our volunteers have left for the day.
Our kitchen is regularly inspected by the Peel Regional Health Department. We are proud of our perfect record regarding hygiene and food safety. The care of our residents comes first and foremost.
Visitors will always find coffee, tea, and home baking in the kitchen and dining area. A light lunch is often available from 12-2 for a small free will donation.