OVERVIEW

IMG_5135Our community hospice is a centre of excellence with a multidisciplinary team, providing compassionate, dignified, patient-centered care to individuals with a progressive life-limiting illness, empowering them to live well while dying.

The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce offers an alternative for residents of Grey and Bruce Counties who do not wish to die at home or in the hospital. The community-run hospice cares for patients and their families who are dealing with a terminal illness, providing comfort, support and pain management. Patients are able to die with dignity, in a home-like setting.

Chapman House in Owen Sound has 8 licensed beds and a 9th transitional room for patient transfer.Each patient room is equipped with an adjoining room to accommodate loved ones and out of town family members. The palliative care team includes nurses, personal support workers, occupational therapists, religious and spiritual counselors and volunteers who provide a range of medical and support services around the clock.

The hospice has fewer restrictions than an institutional setting. Family members are encouraged to visit with their loved ones at any time and to participate in their end-of-life care. The patient rooms include comfortable living spaces for family members to stay day or night. There are no set visiting hours so that family members can come and go as they please.Chapman House was made possible almost entirely through generous donations from across the Grey Bruce community.

The hospice is available free of charge to patients or their families. Referrals are made through the South West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).