Hub Hospice envisions a compassionate community where people with life threatening illness are supported if they wish to remain in their own homes, and to achieve their personal goals to the extent possible. In such a community, support is also offered to the family and other caregivers of the client. It is important to us that every life is lived in dignity, respect and comfort and that people do not feel alone.
Hub Hospice hopes for a greater understanding of death and dying throughout the community and that the importance of advanced care planning is understood, so that each individual’s wishes for end-of-life care are clearly known to his or her caregivers.
Through Hub Hospice, professional staff offer information and referral, assisting clients to make informed choices about their care. Trained volunteers provide compassionate listening and companionship to clients and families at home, wherever they consider their home to be. Clients are supported to live life fully for as long as possible. This goal is facilitated by meeting each client where he or she is on their own life path. The way forward is directed by the client and focusses on compassionate listening, emotional support and the sharing of information during regular visits. These visits may provide the caregivers with the opportunity to rest or to undertake activities outside the home.
Bereavement support is provided to Hub Hospice clients as they experience different kinds of loss in their life. And it is offered to the family or caregivers who are also experiencing loss, both before and after the death of a loved one. Regular group discussions for bereavement support are also being made available by Hub Hospice to members of the community. This support is provided to residents of Mississippi Mills and North Lanark. Our work is informed by the available research, national palliative care standards and other recognized sources. All services are confidential and free of charge.