Care Services

What is Hospice?

Hospice care is about living not dying. Hospice care and palliative care share the same principles and in Canada they are one.

Hospice palliative care focuses on improving the quality of life for persons with a life-limiting illness.

Hospice palliative care helps make a very difficult life situation both manageable and meaningful for the ill person and the family.

The primary goals of hospice care include providing comfort, relieving physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering, and promoting the dignity of terminally ill persons.

Hospice care is provided in a person’s home,nursing home, hospital, or at our Hospice House located at 17 McKenzie St.,Madoc ON.

The treatment provided through hospice is aimed at the whole person, not just the disease. Hospice focuses on both the ill person and the family.  Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team including the physician,  community nurses, PSWs, Hospice Coordinators and Hospice Volunteers, social worker, nutritionist, occupational and physical therapists.

The Care Services area of our website offers many services to our residents, including the Medical Equipment Loan Program, In Home Volunteer Visiting Program, Caregiver Support, Bereavement Support, the Residential Hospice and more.

For more information about these programs check out the links to the left.



While we were caring for my husband Nolan at home during the last stages of his illness, we often needed supplies quickly. We would call Heart of Hastings Hospice and the response was immediate and compassionate. 'Hospice' was like a life line during that period of turmoil and grief as we strove to care for Nolan and make him comfortable. My family and I will always be grateful for that kindness. It was such a comfort to know that if we needed help, Hospice was there. What a wonderful support Hospice provides to families who are experiencing the impending loss of a loved one.
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