- 2375 Homer Watson Blvd.
- Kitchener, ON N2P 0E9
Making Moments Matter
What is Hospice?
Hospice is a philosophy of care. It is not a facility but rather the approach, goals and expertise that determine the care that is provided to an individual nearing end of life. You can receive hospice palliative care in any setting such as at home or in the hospital, if your care team is trained in hospice palliative care.
A residential hospice is a facility that exclusively provides a palliative approach to care aimed at relieving suffering and improving the quality of living and dying for those diagnosed with life-limiting illness. Those who choose hospice care typically have a life expectancy of three months or less and have made the decision, along with their doctor and family, to replace curative goals with comfort or palliative goals. Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice offers a home-like setting to support both patients and their loved ones throughout the final stages of a life-limiting illness.
Most people, if asked, will say they dream of a peaceful, comfortable death surrounded by their loved ones. Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice brings together an interdisciplinary team of palliative trained professionals to deliver services that can make that dream a reality, and to fulfill the mission of hospice care by affirming life and viewing death as a natural process.
Hospice care is not designed to hasten death, but rather to help patients live the remainder of their lives as fully as possible. Those who deliver hospice palliative care aim to treat the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and help them through their final days by providing:
• Hope, dignity and choice
• Continuity of care
• Emotional and practical support
• Educational resources and community connections
• Sensitivity to personal, cultural and religious values, beliefs, and practices
• Grief and bereavement support.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
People have a right to die with dignity, free from pain, surrounded by their loved ones in a setting of their choice.
Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice provides quality palliative care in a home-like setting for adults facing an end-of-life-diagnosis and dying of a life-limiting illness.
Both houses welcome residents without charge, offering support for individuals and their families throughout the end-of-life journey.
Excellence in hospice/palliative care;
The benefits of a peaceful, natural environment;
Our professional staff and dedicated volunteers;
The generosity of our donors;
The uniqueness of each individual family;
Our residents right to privacy.
We believe that death is a normal part of life.
We believe in Making Moments Matter.