Living With Illness

Resources to help you manage

Living with a serious illness can change your life. It can bring up many feeling, concerns and worries. This section identifies resources that provide information to educate, inform and guide you and your family throughout the illness.

Living With Loss

Understanding and Managing Grief

The death of a loved one can change your world forever. Grief is a natural reaction to loss; it can be felt emotionally, physically and spiritually. Everyone copes with loss differently. You will process grief in your own individual way and time. This section provides resources to help you understand & manage your grief.

Planning Resources

Resources to help you prepare

Planning your life gives you control. If you create a plan then you get to make choices and decisions, rather than leaving things up to chance, or worse yet, letting others make decisions for you. Planning will bring peace of mind to you and your family. Think. Learn. Decide. Talk. Write it down. This section includes resource that will help you plan.

tip sheets & Resources

Helpful Links and Downloads

This section hosts a collection of tip sheets and resources that have been identified as helpful or requested by the many individuals, families and community partners we have served and supported.

Guiding Documents

Inspiring Our Work

Heart House Hospice aspires to be a Center for Excellence for Hospice Care in Ontario and within that aspiration lays the desire to educate and build the capacity of the community to support ill, grieving and bereaved people. Our path is influenced by the work of many others provincially & beyond. This section is a summary of the documents that guide our principles, policies, process and practice and inspire us in the work we do.

Respecting Your Privacy

Heart House Hospice is subject to the requirements of the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA), which mandates the protection of the privacy of your personal health information. We believe that you should be aware of the personal health information that we collect, how we use it, how we protect it and how to contact us.