Referrals & Admissions
Advance Care Planning helps individuals and their loved ones prepare for situations where difficult decisions need to be made. It can be hard to have these conversations with your family or friends, but they prove to be helpful in times of need.
Our Early Resource Nurses are here to act as a resource and can help you understand your care options at any time. They can connect you with services and provide you with information about advance care planning and end-of-life planning. If you wish to refer to one of our early resource nurses, please fill out this form.
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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.
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 comfort and quality, not curative
Qualify for North East LHIN – Home and Community Care Services
Diagnosed with a terminal illness
We require resident and/or family support for certain items
Supplying toiletries and incontinence products
Taking loved ones’ clothing home to launder
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.