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Admission Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older with any life limiting illness who has elected a residential hospice as their desired care setting
  • In the final stages of a life threatening, progressive or terminal illness, with a prognosis of approximately 3 months or less
  • In a state of progressive functional decline
  • Unable to manage and remain at home (either lives alone without informal support or individual has informal support but care needs exceed the ability of the support team)
  • Valid Ontario Health Card or coverage under the Interim Federal Health Plan or Treaty status (First Nations people)
  • Resident of York Region and/or family member is a resident of York Region
    Receiving services from CCAC
  • Has a Power of Attorney for Personal Care or designated Substitute Decision Maker
  • Referral from a health care professional
  • Exceptions to these criteria will be assessed on a case by case basis and in collaboration with other services according to need and bed availability.

Further, the Applicant or Substitute Decision Maker must agree to the admission criteria of:

  • Having a physician who will provide continuing care and is available at all times during the Resident’s stay
  • Focus of care will be on comfort measures and palliation only
  • No resuscitation or other life sustaining interventions will be offered
    no extensive diagnostics or treatments other than those required for pain and symptom management and comfort care will be offered