The next step for Hospice Miramichi is to establish a 6 bed community based Residential Hospice (RH) facility.
Hospice Miramichi is pleased to announce that a residential Hospice will be opening in our community in 2023!! Hospice Miramichi will follow the lead of other similar provincial hospice organizations in negotiating with the provincial government to provide a percentage of the operational funding. Once admitted to the facility, the patients will receive 24 hour end of life care in a home like environment delivered by licensed professionals with volunteer assistance. All staff and volunteers will be trained in the provision of palliative care. Hospice Miramichi will provide an alternative location for those individuals in the last 3 months of life who, for whatever reason, are unable to remain at home to receive their end of life care but do not wish to die within an institutional setting.
Hospice Miramichi will also offer a two week respite service designed to assist family caregivers needing a break from the stress of looking after a loved one at home. All services with the exception of respite care will be free or at minimal cost to the individual. Donations however will be gratefully accepted.
Our service is meant to enhance the care that is already being provided through the formal care giving agencies and will not replace existing services.