About Our Hospice

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice follows a two-pronged approach: residential care and community-based programs and services. The residence provides a home-like atmosphere where individuals, their families and other members of their support team can receive compassionate care and comfort through end-of-life.  Hospice is also about providing emotional and spiritual support for the terminally ill and their loved ones. Services and facilities are provided free of charge and available to all residents of Sarnia Lambton, regardless of faith, culture or race.

St. Joseph's Hospice provides a very important link between the general public of Sarnia Lambton and the existing health system, community agencies, health professionals and volunteers, thus enhancing end-of-life care. Hospice care is holistic in that is provides support for the whole person as well as their family.  When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a life limiting illness the impact reverberates to all areas of your life - spiritual, social, emotional and physical.  Hospice care provides social and emotional support such as Day Hospice and Volunteer Visiting to those who are ill and bereavement groups and the Services of Remembrance for those who are grieving the death of someone they loved.  It provides opportunities for relaxation and comfort through its complementary therapies and addresses the spiritual aspects of death by offering important opportunities for life review and reflection. 

Residential Hospice

Our 10 bedroom residence provides a comfortable, home-like atmosphere for residents in the community who cannot be cared for at home. This setting allows families to share in the end-of-life experience with their loved ones with 24 hour care from healthcare professionals. Specific individual needs of the resident and their families are addressed in a comfortable setting in which the end-of-life journey can take place with dignity, support and love.

A full-service kitchen provides the comforts of home, and each private bedroom suite and bathroom can comfortably accommodate residents and their families in a relaxed environment.

Virtual Tour

Welcome to our Virtual Tour of St. Joseph’s Hospice. Experience a 360º view of the Residence.

Resource Centre

We support clients, patients and their loved ones in many ways through our Supportive Services. These programs include Adult Bereavement Support Groups, Caregiver Support Groups, Caring Hearts Children’s Program, Parents of Grieving Children Support Groups, Complementary Therapies, Day Hospice, Virtual & Telephone Counselling, Public Education Hospice Volunteer Visiting Program and Bereaved Drop In. 

The Fund Development Department is dedicated to raising the funds and awareness needed to support the compassionate, end-of-life Hospice care offered.

Lending Library - We offer a wide variety of materials in our on-site Lending Library, which are available for loan to the public at no cost. Knowledge is empowering, and the Hospice is committed to providing the best and most current information to our community.

Virtual Tour

Welcome to our Virtual Tour of St. Joseph’s Hospice. Experience a 360º view of the Residence.