Admissions & Referrals

ARCH Intake

Many people wish to die at home. Unfortunately, many families simply do not have the resources to care for a loved one until the end of life. When individuals can no longer be cared for at home but do not need hospital services or do not wish to die there, our residential hospice provides an option for care in a home-like environment.

ARCH has a comprehensive referral program. Our Intake Nurse Coordinator will meet with the individual and family at the individual's home or at the hospital. The process will involve talking to the individual about their current health care condition, their support and any symptoms they are experiencing. Admissions are made based on priority, not on referral time. 

 

Admissions

There is no cost to the individual for residential hospice care. This is due to charitable donations by individuals and businesses, fundraising revenues to support operating costs, as well as Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funding for nursing and personal support worker salaries.

 

Criteria for Admission    

  • Algoma District resident

  • Goals of care are palliative in nature with no curative intent

  • Qualify for LHIN – Home and Community Care Services

  • Diagnosed with a terminal illness

We require resident and/or family support for certain items 

  • Any drugs that are not covered by Ontario Drug Benefits Program. Jon’s Medicine Shoppe will mail an invoice at the end of each month to the Resident’s Power of Attorney (POA). These costs can be claimed for income tax purposes.

Katrina

Katrina DeMarco

P: 705.942.1556 ext. 204

E: demarcok@archhospice.ca

Sheena

Sheena Lemieux

P: 705.942.1556 ext. 204

E: lemieuxs@archhospice.ca

You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the care we provide