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Patient and family resources
Patient and family resources


Hospices are non-profit community based services that provide practical, respite and home hospice care for people living with life limiting illnesses. Services support children who are being cared for in their homes, as well as, parents and siblings. 

Services may include: home visitors, caregiver relief, transportation, meal preparation, therapeutic programs (e.g. art therapy), emotional/spiritual support, bereavement/friendly visits and bereavement support groups.

Services can be provided to the ill child, siblings, parents, or any other family member.

To locate a Hospice in your area:
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario


Residential Paediatric Hospices
There are currently two pediatric residential hospices in the Greater Toronto Area, Emily’s House and Darling Home for Kids. These hospices provide a home-like setting and can be an alternative location for care. They offer comfortable, medically supervised care in a home-like setting, with professional staff and trained volunteers who provide a variety of programs for medically complex children, children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Children may go to a residential hospice for respite care or for end-of-life care.
Please visit their websites for more information.