Interested in receiving Hospice Care?
Our program specialists will answer your questions and help you get started.
COVID-19 Update: Circle of Care is accepting new referrals for our hospice and bereavement programs. We are currently providing all of our support through virtual care to those diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, to family caregivers & to those who are bereaved. Virtual care could include any of the following that a client or caregiver are comfortable with: phone calls, video conferencing, secure messaging, web & email. Please see below for a listing of our current hospice/bereavement services.
About Hospice Care
Circle of Care’s hospice/palliative care program, accredited by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, helps to improve the quality of life for those living with a terminal or life-limiting illness, and provides support for family members by recognizing and addressing the need for psychological, social, and spiritual care. Our specially trained staff and volunteers are matched with clients and their families to provide support, information, and resources throughout the end-of-life journey. All volunteers in our Community Hospice Program attend the provincial 30-hour Hospice Care Core Volunteer Training prior to volunteering with clients and families.
Jewish Hospice Program
In addition to our non-denominational hospice program, we also offer a special program designed for the Jewish community. The program is a partnership with Jewish Family & Child.
The logistics of arranging for end-of-life care at home can be overwhelming. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our specially trained staff are providing the following range of services to help make this transition as smooth as possible through:
- intake & community resources and referrals assessment
- care navigation,
- psychosocial support
- 1:1 supportive counselling
- Virtual bereavement group support
- additional needs-based support ( Referrals and assistance with access to food, medication & supplies)
Our hospice and bereavement volunteers are providing the following virtual services during the duration of the pandemic:
- 1:1 psychosocial support
- friendly phone visits
- telephone wellness and reassurance checks
- additional needs-based practical support
Please note that at this time our volunteers are not visiting clients in their home.
The service boundary for Hospice support runs from Major Mackenzie Dr W to St Clair Ave W., and east from Jane St. to the Don Valley Parkway.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“I really enjoy how much my Hospice volunteer and I have in common. We’re from the same generation and have many of the same memories. We’ve raised our families and worked hard all our lives. His visit is the highlight of my week and a welcome change from worrying about my health.”