Palliative care is available at no cost to the individual or their family.
Volunteers can provide emotional and practical support whether the individual is in the hospital, living in a personal care home, or living at home. They provide companionship and offer short respite for the family or caregiver.
Please visit this link for more information about volunteers.
Two private rooms at Portage General Hospital are specifically designed and furnished with home-like décor for the added comfort of patients and families. One room is situated on medical and the other on surgical. A portable, similarly equipped kitchenette unit is available to be moved into another room if needed.
The rooms are furnished with a sofa bed, and a comfortable easy chair for family who stay overnight. The room has a private bathroom that is wheelchair accessible. The hospital bed is electric and can be adjusted from the bedside.
A television, radio, video and DVD player help make the patients stay more comfortable. A fridge, microwave, small appliances, dishes and cutlery in the kitchenette in the room, add to the convenience for family. Booklets and videos offer information.
The palliative care room offers a comfortable, quiet and private home-like space for patients and their family and friends who wish to visit more often, or for longer periods.
The palliative care program also offers:
1.) Drug Program Benefits
2.) Home Oxygen Benefits
3.) Compassionate Care Leave Benefits