Serenity House Hospice Corporation

Serenity House Hospice Corporation Serenity House Hospice is committed to supporting, educating and empowering individuals and their families who are living with a life-threatening illness.
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Our resource centre provides access to disease information, educational resources and services to enhance the delivery of palliative care. Relaxation and support programs are designed to enhance the quality of life for those living with a life threatening illness and offer respite for the caregiver.

Mission: Serenity House is committed to supporting, educating and empowering inviduals and their families who are living with a life-threatening illness.

05/04/2020
Margaret Bahen Hospice

Margaret Bahen Hospice

It’s Hospice Palliative Care Week, May 4th-10th, 2020
This week is normally kicked off every May with National Hike for Hospice day, but of course this year that hasn’t happened as we had to postpone our Hike because of the pandemic until September, hopefully!

All this week we will be “Busting the Myths” about Hospice Palliative Care. It’s that subject nobody wants to talk!
Thank you to Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) for putting together this campaign. CHPCA is the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada and is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened. The CHPCA operates in close partnership with other national organizations and continues to work to ensure that “that all Canadians have access to quality hospice palliative care.”

Sharon Baxter, Executive Director of CHPCA affirms that “Myths create their own dialogue that generates inaccurate health information, forms a culture of reluctance to seek out treatment options and can contribute to more fear when facing a critical illness. It’s essential to empower Canadians through education by identifying and clarifying misperceptions about Hospice Palliative Care in Canada”.
Great hospice palliative care starts with accurate health information – visit Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association to lean more!

What we need you to do, is share these posts, so we reach a larger audience, and educate one another, and take the fear out of the words. #mythbusters Doane House Hospice Margaret Bahen Hospice

04/28/2020
Choir of Women Physicians sings RISE AGAIN (virtually)

Choir of Women Physicians sings RISE AGAIN (virtually)

Thank you to the incredible healthcare community! Voices Rock Medicine, our very own choir of women physicians has put together this heartfelt tribute, dedic...

OCSA COVID-19 Community Support Finder
04/23/2020
OCSA COVID-19 Community Support Finder

OCSA COVID-19 Community Support Finder

OCSA is working with Meals on Wheels organizations and other partners across the province to deliver services to vulnerable seniors without family or community support, who need help getting meals, groceries, medicine and other essentials to safely isolate at home during COVID-19.

Too Much Loss: Coping with Grief Overload - Center for Loss & Life Transition
02/27/2020
Too Much Loss: Coping with Grief Overload - Center for Loss & Life Transition

Too Much Loss: Coping with Grief Overload - Center for Loss & Life Transition

If you are feeling overwhelmed by too much loss in your life, this book is for you. Grief overload is what you feel when you experience too many significant losses all at once, in a relatively short period of time, or cumulatively. In addition to the deaths of loved ones, such losses can also includ...

Hospice writes prescription for social interaction
02/27/2020
Hospice writes prescription for social interaction

Hospice writes prescription for social interaction

Hospice physicians can now write a “prescription” for a concert, the gym or an afternoon looking at art thanks to a new initiative that encourages social interaction and community conne…

Talking about death and dying doesn't have to be difficult
01/16/2020
Talking about death and dying doesn't have to be difficult

Talking about death and dying doesn't have to be difficult

All of us as human beings will eventually experience both the loss and grief that accompanies the passing of a loved one and the realization that our own days truly are numbered. But we can’t ignore the inevitable. Here are some tips on how to talk about end of life.

How I Would Choose to Die: Hospice News Talks Death Over Dinner - Hospice News
01/07/2020
How I Would Choose to Die: Hospice News Talks Death Over Dinner - Hospice News

How I Would Choose to Die: Hospice News Talks Death Over Dinner - Hospice News

How would you feel if you were told you had only 30 days to live? What would you do during your last month, your last day, your last hour? This is the question that greeted me when I arrived at a San Francisco restaurant to participate in Death Over Dinner, an event that takes place …

There is beauty and joy at the end of life, too
01/02/2020
There is beauty and joy at the end of life, too

There is beauty and joy at the end of life, too

The hospice isn’t a place where people come to die, Sarah Gray writes. It is where they come to live – to live well for the little time they have left. It is a place of celebration, connection, comfort and support

Great Article
12/18/2019
Why is anticipatory grief so powerful?

Great Article

Although everyone experiences anticipatory grief—a feeling of loss before a death or dreaded event occurs—some have never heard of the term. I didn’t understand the power of anticipatory grief unti…

Talking about death and dying doesn't have to be difficult
12/09/2019
Talking about death and dying doesn't have to be difficult

Talking about death and dying doesn't have to be difficult

All of us as human beings will eventually experience both the loss and grief that accompanies the passing of a loved one and the realization that our own days truly are numbered. But we can’t ignore the inevitable. Here are some tips on how to talk about end of life.

12/03/2019

What is a Hospice Volunteer?

They are people just like you! Hospice volunteers come from all walks of life, age, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexual orientation, and professional backgrounds. Volunteers unselfishly give of their time and talent to help other people help themselves. A volunteer is someone who believes that people can make a difference and is willing to demonstrate it.

You can make an important difference as a volunteer with a hospice or related organization somewhere in your own area. To learn more, review the information below and then click on the link at the bottom to submit a volunteer application. We will place you in contact with one or more agencies in your local area who value support from persons with your particular skills or interests.

Hspices need a variety of volunteer including:
•In-Home Visiting Volunteers to support people with life-limiting illness and their families
•Bereavement Volunteers to support people coping with the loss of a loved one
•Administration Volunteers to help in the hospice office
•Event Volunteers to help plan and deliver special events including fundraising events
•Complementary Therapy Volunteers to provide their therapies to hospice clients

Is Training Required or Provided?

All volunteers are provided training to varying degrees. Volunteers that work directly with clients must complete a minimum 30 hour hospice volunteer training program and pass police background checks before being matched with a client.

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20 Flora St
Saint Thomas, ON
N5P 2X4

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

5196373034

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Great News for the residents of Elgin County. As Co-Chairs of the Residential Hospice Planning Committee we are thrilled with this announcement. A huge thank you to Jeff Yurek for his continued support and advocacy.
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