The Hospice Minimizes Suffering In The Final Days Of Life, In A Setting That Feels Like Home.
Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce Inc., operator of Chapman House, has provided expert end-of-life care to nearly 400 patients from across Grey and Bruce, while supporting the families in their journey. Our gala opening of Chapman House on May 26, 2017 marked the completion of 4 years of service from our temporary location at Seasons Retirement Home,and a much needed expansion of our capacity to serve all residents of Grey and Bruce Counties.More than 1,600 people toured our facility before our beautiful new home was officially opened to residents on June 1,2017.
Chapman House is a community-owned, community-operated facility that operates in a space which was purpose-built for the care we provide. Our compassionate care is free to all patients and their families, because we believe a person’s financial condition should not determine whether they have access to specialized end-of-life care.Our residential hospice is staffed with professionals of many disciplines…24 hours per day,7 days a week.The projected average daily cost per bed of just less than $600 is less than half the cost of a hospital bed in Ontario.
Although the Province of Ontario fully supports the palliative care we provide,funding is only provided for nursing and personal support worker staffing.This means all other aspects of our operation such as patient meals,medical equipment and the comfort of our rooms are only possible through donation.Each year we rely heavily on our community to help cover these costs and make ends meet.It’s simply the reality of a health care system that’s stretched to its financial limits,regardless of which political party is in power. Your support, even a thoughtful gift of $50 or $100, will help us to help another family in our community.
Watch the video below to discover how hospice helps loved ones to die with dignity.