If we are old enough to love, we are old enough to grieve.
This new office aims to reach people earlier in their journey through palliative care.
Hospice Georgian Triangle offers a palliative respite care program aimed to keep people out of emergency rooms and to support caregivers struggling with burn out from providing care to their loved ones 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
I chose to be a PSW as I have always been interested in palliative care. In the 1980’s I spent time with friends who were at Casey House hospice in Toronto. Casey House was dedicated to men who had AIDS and whose families rejected them because they were opposed to their lifestyle.
I had cancer as a young child and spent much of my youth going to check ups and spending time in hospital. My nurses were amazing and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything but nursing.
The Ontario government announced today (Nov. 18, 2020), it will spend $2.4 million on Ontario Health Teams across the province, including the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team, which serves Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview and The Blue Mountains.