FAQS

What is a residential hospice?


A Residential Hospice is a homelike environment where adults and children with life-threatening illnesses receive end-of-life services. A residential hospice provides individuals who cannot be cared for at home with compassionate care and comfort in the last stages of their life.




What is palliative care?


Palliative care is a type of health care for patients and families facing a life-limiting illness. Palliative care helps patients achieve the best possible quality of life right up until the end-of-life. Palliative care does not end when someone has died. Family members often need support as they grieve the loss of a loved one. Bereavement programs are offered in combination with palliative care.




What is hospice care?


The term hospice care refers to palliative care provided in a homelike setting. Hospice care is provided in a residential hospice. Huron Shores Hospice is Bruce County’s only residential hospice.




Is there a difference between palliative care, hospice care, and end-of-life care?


In Canada, palliative care and hospice care share the same principles. While palliative care programs were developed primarily within larger health care institutions, hospice care programs were developed as community volunteer based organizations. End-of-life care refers to services provided to patients who are in the final stages of advanced life-limiting illnesses.




What does a palliative doctor do that's different from what my other doctors do?


Your other doctors focus on your general health or treating your disease or condition. Palliative doctors concentrate on preventing and alleviating suffering, improving your quality of life, and helping you and your loved ones cope with the stress and burden of your illness.





Questions about Volunteering with Huron Shores Hospice

What is a residential hospice?


A Residential Hospice is a homelike environment where adults and children with life-threatening illnesses receive end-of-life services. A residential hospice provides individuals who cannot be cared for at home with compassionate care and comfort in the last stages of their life.




What is palliative care?


Palliative care is a type of health care for patients and families facing a life-limiting illness. Palliative care helps patients achieve the best possible quality of life right up until the end-of-life. Palliative care does not end when someone has died. Family members often need support as they grieve the loss of a loved one. Bereavement programs are offered in combination with palliative care.




What is hospice care?


The term hospice care refers to palliative care provided in a homelike setting. Hospice care is provided in a residential hospice. Huron Shores Hospice is Bruce County’s only residential hospice.




Is there a difference between palliative care, hospice care, and end-of-life care?


In Canada, palliative care and hospice care share the same principles. While palliative care programs were developed primarily within larger health care institutions, hospice care programs were developed as community volunteer based organizations. End-of-life care refers to services provided to patients who are in the final stages of advanced life-limiting illnesses.




What does a palliative doctor do that's different from what my other doctors do?


Your other doctors focus on your general health or treating your disease or condition. Palliative doctors concentrate on preventing and alleviating suffering, improving your quality of life, and helping you and your loved ones cope with the stress and burden of your illness.





Questions from Residents and Families

What is a residential hospice?


A Residential Hospice is a homelike environment where adults and children with life-threatening illnesses receive end-of-life services. A residential hospice provides individuals who cannot be cared for at home with compassionate care and comfort in the last stages of their life.




What is palliative care?


Palliative care is a type of health care for patients and families facing a life-limiting illness. Palliative care helps patients achieve the best possible quality of life right up until the end-of-life. Palliative care does not end when someone has died. Family members often need support as they grieve the loss of a loved one. Bereavement programs are offered in combination with palliative care.




What is hospice care?


The term hospice care refers to palliative care provided in a homelike setting. Hospice care is provided in a residential hospice. Huron Shores Hospice is Bruce County’s only residential hospice.




Is there a difference between palliative care, hospice care, and end-of-life care?


In Canada, palliative care and hospice care share the same principles. While palliative care programs were developed primarily within larger health care institutions, hospice care programs were developed as community volunteer based organizations. End-of-life care refers to services provided to patients who are in the final stages of advanced life-limiting illnesses.




What does a palliative doctor do that's different from what my other doctors do?


Your other doctors focus on your general health or treating your disease or condition. Palliative doctors concentrate on preventing and alleviating suffering, improving your quality of life, and helping you and your loved ones cope with the stress and burden of your illness.





Questions about Donating

When Will I Get My Tax Receipt?


Once your donation has been received, you can expect your tax receipt within 2 weeks. Receipts are automatically generated for gifts of $20 or more. Receipts for monthly donors are issued annually. Should you have any questions about your gift, please contact us.




I Donated Online, Who Will Send Me My Tax Receipt?


All our online donations come to us through Canada Helps. Once your donation has been processed, you will receive a tax receipt via email directly from Canada Helps. If you have not received your receipt, check your junk mail, or contact Canada Helps directly (toll-free 1-877-755-1595) to ensure you receive your receipt.




Is My Banking And Personal Information Safe?


Yes. All of your information is kept confidential and protected by Huron Shores Hospice policies and procedures.