The Bridge Hospice is a small rural residential hospice in Warkworth, Ontario. Serving Northumberland County and greater region, our home offers a tranquil, intimate setting where people in their final days receive exceptional care and support. Each of our three residents has a private room and the reassurance of someone near bedside at all times.
There is no charge for our services.
We understand how caring for a loved one who is terminally ill can be very difficult, especially as end of life nears. Around-the-clock physical and emotional needs increase, just as caregivers feel they are running on empty. This is where The Bridge Hospice can help.
CARE & MEDICATIONS
Upon admission. The Bridge Hospice will assume full responsibility for the safe storage, handling and disposal of medications in accordance with current legislation and hospice policy.
Our qualified team of nurses and PSWs are fully responsible for the administration of medications.
All linens (bedding, towels, etc.) are provided for resident and family use. Family are welcome to bring a favourite blanket or quilt for their loved one to use.
Residents and their families/friends have access to our phone and Wi-Fi internet services at no cost.
Generally speaking, our residents are not able to safely manage eating full meals when they come to us. Our staff offer appropriate soft foods (e.g., puddings, soup, yogurt, applesauce) in accordance with resident wishes.
Family are encouraged to bring and prepare any favorite foods for their loved ones. Our staff are happy to assist in determining which foods are safe and manageable and provide support with feeding.
The Bridge Hospice reserves the right to refuse entrance to and/or remove visitors from the hospice at any time to protect the safety and comfort of our residents.
We have a generous supply of toys, books, puzzles, games and DVDs for children. Our play area is designed to give children the opportunity to “just be kids” in spite of the difficult circumstances they are going through. Because the play area is located on the lower level, we do ask that children be supervised at all times.
To ensure safety and to avoid disruption for other residents, we ask that pets remain under close supervision and be kept within the resident’s room when visiting. We ask that family ensure pets are appropriately cared for (e.g., food, water, toileting) and that they remain fully responsible for cleaning up after their pets.