The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County and our community have been dealing with the impact of COVID-19 for many months. As we continue to look ahead, we need to be prepared for the unknown. We are pleased that our community has transitioned through stages, and that more business, services and public spaces have and will be reopening in the near future. Just as the Province is continuing on a gradual, staged approach to reopening, Hospice is doing the same.
The Hospice will continue to provide an essential service model for our patients and families, and until the virus is beaten, we will place all of our decisions and planning around how best to ensure the safety of our employees, patients, families and community.
Palliative Care goes beyond just clinical needs. We support patients and their loved ones in many ways through our Wellness Programs and Services. These programs include peer support groups, coping with illness, gentle exercise, transportation, children-centered programming, education, grief and bereavement, and many more. These programs are offered at both our Windsor Wellness Centre, and our Erie Shores Welcome Centre.
General Wellness Programs can take many forms at our Hospice, and include fitness classes, card clubs, music classes, sewing and more! With more than 47 programs and services, the Wellness Centre receives more than 400 visits a month from patients and caregivers.
The Hospice is committed to providing holistic services to patients and their families, whatever their needs may be.
Social Work Services
Our Hospice offers both on-site and in-home social work support. All of our social workers are registered and specialize in supporting you and your loved ones, and can help with things like: coping with your/your loved one’s diagnosis; restoring, maintaining, and enhancing emotional wellness; and helping to address other lifestyle changes (including financial and housing concerns).
Spiritual Care Services
Our Spiritual Care services provide multi-faith spiritual and/or religious guidance to patients, family members and staff. The Hospice Chaplains work hand in hand with our clinical team to ensure patients’ needs are assessed and addressed at every stage of treatment. Chaplains can offer an open, sensitive, and non-judgmental presence, with an acceptance of different beliefs, cultures and values. Spiritual care services are available to patients and families at no charge, during any stage of their journey.
Complementary therapies help individuals increase comfort, relieve pain, and improve quality of life.
Our Hospice offers services, including The Radiance Technique®, Therapeutic Touch®, and Reiki.
The Hospice of Windsor is proud to announce a partnership with Families First to support our Hospice Education Centre. For over forty years, the Hospice has provided ongoing, continuing education to health care professionals, volunteers and caregivers throughout Windsor-Essex, striving to share our research and innovation in standards of palliative care excellence.
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club program is specifically targeted to health care professionals and provides continuing education in palliative care techniques and standards of excellence. This training is offered once each month from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings (unless otherwise noted). A light breakfast is provided courtesy of our partners at Families First. Registration is FREE by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living with Hospice
The Living with Hospice series provides education for health care professionals, caregivers and volunteers, especially focusing on care techniques and coping mechanisms. All sessions run once per month on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). A light meal will be provided courtesy of our partners at Families First. Registration is FREE by email email@example.com.
Erie Shores - Hospice Education Series
The Hospice Education series provides education for health care professionals, caregivers and volunteers, especially focusing on care techniques and coping mechanisms. All sessions run once per month on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm at Church of the Ephiphany (106 Main St. West, Kingsville, ON), unless otherwise noted. A light meal will be served at 5:30pm. RSVP to Diane Tanguay-Madden at 519-974-7100 ext.3417 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using multiple vans and a group of dedicated volunteers, The Hospice's Fairley Family Transportation Program provides more than 9,000 rides per year to people in Windsor and Essex County.
Our volunteer drivers are happy to assist Hospice patients with transportation to and from Hospice programs and services, as well as other medical appointments. All of our rides are offered at no cost.
For more information about Hospice’s Fairley Family Transportation Program, please contact us at 519-974-7100.
Knowledge is empowering, and the Hospice is committed to providing the best and most current information to our community. We offer a wide variety of materials in our on-site Resource Library, which are available for loan to the public at no cost.
Our Hospice Librarians are happy to research specific topics of interest and will forward a PDF of any information to a personal mailbox upon request at email@example.com.
Our books are also included in the Windsor Public Library catalogue.