Palliative Care

Palliative care offers care and support to patients when a cure is no longer expected and prolongation of life is no longer appropriate. The purpose of the treatment is intended to improve their quality of life.

The team of caregivers is composed of specially trained volunteers, a nurse coordinator, social worker and a consulting physician. The team works closely with the staff on the units and the family physician. Members also consult the pharmacist, the pastoral service, the dietician or any other professional that is needed to fulfill the needs of the patient and/or his family.

The patients and their family are the core of the team… They are actively involved in the planning and implementation of their care.

List of services:
The team intervenes:
At the admission by:
• evaluating the physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological needs as well as evaluating pain control
During hospitalization, the team provides:
• on-going pain assessment,
• pain and symptom management,
• weekly medical team rounds, and
• emotional support

Do clients require a referral from their doctor in order to have access to your services?
Yes 

Visiting hours:  
Visitors are permitted at all times. Children are welcome. If the family wishes to stay overnight, a bed can be supplied in the room of the palliative patient.

Public phone number and/or email. :
613-632-1111 ext. 53002
Other contacts:
• your physician
• Prescott & Russell Royal Comtois Centre at 613 632 0139

Volunteers can record music for the patient and a music player is available upon request.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association
College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
Arthritis Society of Canada
Parkinson Society of Canada
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Home Care Services
In the event of a patient returning home, Home Care offers the necessary assistance to the patients and their family who choose this service.

Bereavement Follow-up
For approximately one year after the death of a patient, a bereavement team member offers follow-up support. All close family may benefit from this service, if they so wish.

Dealing with Grief
Click here to learn more about Dealing with Grief.

 

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