Contribution by: Phil Russel, Ward 15 – Don Valley West resident
Toronto needs more hospice care, and The Rotary Club of Leaside wants everyone to know about it. The Toronto Commandery Hospice, to be located close to West Park Health Centre, is being developed to serve the whole of north Toronto, and they need our help.
The focus of Hospice care is comfort rather than cure. The Hospice is where we find support, comfort, pain management and dignity for each individual. This new hospice will be a centre of excellence that will include:
10 residential hospice beds to offer a quiet, home-like environment that will serve as a comfort for the whole family.
Day Hospice Program
In-Home respite Volunteer Visiting Program
Bereavement support for both adults and children
Community Outreach Team
Integration with community partners
Psychosocial and spiritual support for clients, caregivers and family members
Education for medical professionals on hospice palliative care
Inter-professional education opportunities (Nursing, Support Workers, MD’s, Volunteers)
Consultative support for long term care homes and the community
The Hospice, a registered charity, has recently started a Capital Campaign, and Leaside Rotary is both promoting awareness and encouraging you to help.
Contact us at https://www.torontoleasiderotary.com for more information about the hospice and how you can be part of building a better Community.