Palliative Care

Palliative Care was first coined by Dr. Balfour Mount of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, who chose the term  to describe medical care that would alleviate the suffering of dying patients and ease their way toward the end of life.Although there are many ways of understanding the term, palliative care today usually implies addressing the needs - physical, mental, and spiritual  of chronically ill and dying patients

NOVA

 Provides private nursing and palliative care. Cost is adjusted according to income.

NOVA Montreal - Tel: (514) 866-6801

NOVA West IslandTel: (514) 695-8335

Council on Palliative Care (In Association with McGill University)

This web resource addresses in detail the following questions: What is Palliative Care?  Where can I find help in Montreal? Where can I find books on the subject? Whom can I contact for information? How can I access palliative care? 

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Information and resources regarding palliative care

Living Lessons

Living Lessons is a national initiative to increase awareness of hospice palliative care and services in Canada.

Canadian Virtual Hospice

The Canadian Virtual Hospice is an interactive network for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss.

Seniors Canada:Online - Government of Canada Website

Links to palliative care resources

How to Support the Dying Process

From ElderCare Online

Growth House

An award-winning web site with resources on life-threatening illness and end-of-life issues; features its own extensive search engine, as well as links to international professional forums sponsored by diverse groups.

Growth House Radio

Growth House Radio seeks to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying. They offer several different channels with music and easy-listening education features on end-of-life care.

Equinoxe Lifecare Solutions

A Montreal-based in-home care management company focused on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.  Because geographic distance, career responsibilities and changing lifestyles have made it increasingly difficult for family caregivers to provide the ideal level of care and time commitment for their loved ones, Equinoxe specializes in holistic geriatric and palliative care.

4090 Ste. Catherine St. West, Suite 201, Montreal (QC) H3Z 1T3

Tel: (514) 600-3353

E-mail: info@equinoxelifecare.com