Grieving During Isolation

Humans are social beings and the social distancing that we have experienced throughout this pandemic has been difficult for everyone. Those who have lost a loved one in the midst of COVID-19 may be dealing with their grief and sorrow alone, socially isolated without the physical comfort of having their family and friends by their side. As social connections are …

Chatham-Kent Hospice Survey

We’re creating a strategic plan for the next 3 years. You can help us learn more about our strengths, how we can improve and what our priorities should be. If you’d like to have your say, please complete one of the surveys below no later than December 1, 2020. Your responses are anonymous so feel free to add as many …

Hospice thankful for Specialized Equipment Purchase

Chatham-Kent Hospice recently received funding to purchase specialized patient transfer sheets.  The transfer sheet is a repositioning and lifting sheet used with our ceiling-mounted lift to support the resident and staff with positioning and transfers in a safe manner. With donations from the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors, Corteva Agriscience and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 642, six transfer sheets were …

Chatham-Kent puts their hearts together in support of Hospice families

Residents from across Chatham-Kent and beyond tuned into the first Hearts Together for CK Hospice benefit broadcast on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Streamed lived on Facebook and YourTV (Cable 11), the program aimed to educate, entertain and inspire audiences to donate in support of hospice palliative care in our community. Donations received before and during the event totaled over $131,000 …

Hearts Together for CK Hospice

With the Covid-19 pandemic and the many restrictions associated with it, the annual Benefit Gala usually held in October each year has been cancelled for 2020. With over 50% of the Chatham-Kent Hospice operating budget being covered by donations each year, including proceeds from the Benefit Gala, a new approach is needed to make up those funds. This year, we …

Comfort During Chaos

Practices that can provide calm and peace After a loss, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to build our resiliency skills in order to stay emotionally and mentally well.  During difficult times, fear may lead us into a worry loop and we may lose our sense of purpose and meaning. Here are some practices that may …

Hospice recognizes Volunteer with prestigious June Callwood Award

Chatham-Kent Hospice is recognizing our local 2020 June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism winner, John Lawrence. John was committed to bringing a hospice to the Chatham-Kent community and worked tirelessly, along with other passionate people, to make our Hospice a reality. With his past work experience and involvement with a number of community initiatives, John played a key role …

Virtual Hike for Hospice a Success!

This year’s Hike for Hospice Chatham-Kent was delayed then changed to a virtual format but that didn’t stop supporters from participating and the event raised over $79,000 to support the ongoing operational needs of our local hospice. Participants were asked to get active in an activity of their choice anytime between June 1 – 14, 2020 while collecting pledges to …

Howard J Rees Foundation steps up to support Hospice

The Howard J. Rees Foundation cares about the community of Chatham-Kent. They recently proved this by making a donation of $25,000 to support the Chatham-Kent Hospice. “We are very grateful for this generous donation. What a wonderful gift to receive during such uncertain times. Even through a pandemic, our staff continue to provide compassionate care to our residents and their …

National Hospice Palliative Care Week – Family shares story of hospice care during pandemic

The first full week of May marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada. Canadians from all walks of life benefit from great hospice palliative care. It is time to celebrate and share the achievements of Hospice Palliative Care throughout the nation, look at shortcomings and create bridges for these gaps. “In recognition of this special week, we are sharing …