st-josephs-villa-palliative-careWe endeavour to enhance the final stages of life for our residents through a compassionate and dignified approach to care. We encourage families to be involved in the decisions around physical, emotional and spiritual care, giving them an opportunity to prepare for the finality and reality of death, as we provide:

  • Pain control in consultation with physicians
  • Spiritual support
  • Emotional preparation for death—grief counseling
  • Family support
  • Support from recreation, spiritual care, therapy and dietary as needed
  • Trained volunteers to be present with residents
  • Ongoing education/training of staff