Palliative care is the combination of active and compassionate therapies intended to comfort and support persons who are living with, or dying from a progressive life-limiting illness, or are bereaved.
Through round-the-clock nursing care, pain and symptom management, counseling services and emotional support, the West Island Palliative Care Residence provides the care necessary for the most vulnerable of patients, the terminally ill. Our palliative care services are provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and psychosocial specialists who work together with the patient and his family to provide the best care possible. The services we provide allow terminally ill patients to live their final days in comfort and with dignity in a warm, home-like environment, close to their family, and in their community.
18-34 (young adult), 35-64 (adult), 65+(senior)
The West Island Palliative Care Residence provides comfort care to patients at the end of their lives. We offer services intended to increase the patient’s quality of life by providing pain and symptom management while responding to the patient’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
Since the Residence is not a long-term care facility, we must screen patients in order to admit only those best suited for the care we provide. The care is specifically geared towards patients who are in the terminal phase of their illness and who require their symptoms to be managed by an interdisciplinary team of palliative experts. All potential patients must agree with transfer to the Residence. No one is admitted to the Residence by coercion or by withholding of information; all patients are informed of and agree with the goals of a palliative admission.
The Residence receives only one-third of its operational budget from the Quebec government. It relies on community support and fundraising activities to raise the balance of more than 3.5 million dollars.
To provide active and compassionate care in order to comfort and support terminally ill patients and their loved ones and to continue as a leader in palliative care within Quebec and Canada.