End of Life Care

We believe that dying is a part of the life cycle. Each resident passes through this life cycle in their own unique way, and we support this through individualized care that is provided with dignity.

The goal for End of Life Care is to ensure that residents receive quality care promoting dignity and comfort with a focus on pain and symptom management. Ongoing assessment and evaluation ensure that each resident’s needs are met.

If you have questions about End of Life Care at the Simkin Centre you can speak with our nursing staff at any time. We also encourage you to speak with our Spiritual Care team during this time, they have the expertise to provide inclusive support for people of all faith practices.

For more information about what to expect during End of Life Care you can click on the links below:

Feeding and Swallowing

When Death is Near

The link above also provides more information about important topics like:

Decreased Food and Fluids

Final Physical Changes

The Canadian Virtual Hospice www.virtualhospice.ca is a resource that the Simkin Centre frequently uses. It is also an excellent resource for families, providing support and useful information about palliative and end-of-life care.

Hands

No One Dies Alone

The No One Dies Alone Program is a new volunteer initiative of the Simkin Centre. This is program provides volunteer support so that there is someone present during end of life care when residents are awaiting the arrival of family members, are alone, or for residents whose family simply need a break.

No one is born alone and in the best of circumstances no one dies alone. Unfortunately some residents have no family or close friends to be with them as they near death. The No One Dies Alone Program was developed to provide the most valuable gift – a dignified death.

To become a volunteer contact the Volunteer Coordinator by telephone at 204-589-9008 or by email at volunteerservices@simkincentre.ca.