Erie Shores, Leamington Hospice.
The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. has opened the first satellite hospice location in Canada. The new ten-bed Hospice Residential Home is located in Leamington and will provide an oasis of peace for patients and families who reside in the county.
Since 1979, the Hospice has tried to respond to the needs of the community, no matter how large or small. The Leamington Hospice has been built with the same philosophy in mind. Prior to the Erie Shores Leamington Hospice campus opening, more than forty percent of patients who stayed in the Residential Home at the Windsor campus were residents of the county. Each day, family and friends made long journeys into the city to visit patients. The new home located near Leamington District Memorial Hospital will ease the burden of excessive travel and will help keep families and communities together.
The Leamington Hospice Residential Home features individual patient suites, including a patient bed, pull-out double couch, fireplace, television, large private washroom, bar fridge and a private outdoor patio. The primary goal in designing a residential home is to recreate a home-like environment, allowing patients to bring in personal mementos, share memories with their family members, and join the Hospice family, which includes volunteers who provide respite services and fresh home cooked meals each day.
Now with two fully-operating Residential Homes, the Hospice continues to provide supportive services throughout Essex County with at-home care by palliative physicians, nurse educators, social workers, spiritual care providers and volunteers.
he Erie Shores Campus is located at:
197 Talbot Street West, Suite 701
Leamington, ON N8H 1N8
For questions about the Erie Shores Campus satellite location, please contact:
P. Nurses station after hours, please call 519.946.4920
To make a donation to the Erie Shores Campus Satellite Location, please contact:
Manager of Community Engagement and Donor Relations
P. 519.326.2373 Ext. 4143