Making An Impact
"I was admitted to the Hospice with many sores. The mattress I used had a pump that alternated pressure. After some time, the doctor told me my sores were starting to heal. My pain wasn’t as bad anymore. The mattress was very comfortable and when the pump alternated pressure it felt good on my back. I’m fortunate that the Hospice had these mattresses."
— Pierrette, patient of Carefor Cornwall Hospice
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When Telelink was launched in 2013, cancer patient Terrence Quickfall told CBC’s Cory O’Kelly:
“The analogy is we are taking the care to the patients instead of taking the patients to the care. Then they are making sure they are getting the very best expertise available, in the best possible way. And I think it is fantastic.”
The OutCare Foundation raises money for palliative care, but where does it actually go?
Over $1.6M has gone into the Eastern Ontario’s palliative care system, meeting the needs of the community. Since the funding priorities are set in consultation with palliative care providers , all of that money has gone where the need is greatest.
New program – bringing care to the patient
Telelink connects to 13 palliative care sites to the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), enabling knowledge-sharing from health professionals across the province. Among other things, this allows to people receive the best possible care in their community, instead of having to travel to the city or elsewhere in Eastern Ontario for consultations, tests, etc. Learn more about the benefits of this system.
New equipment – providing the tools needed to deliver care and comfort
“I couldn’t manage without it [an easi-lift chair]. It gives me some independence at home; I couldn’t get as comfortable as I can without the chair helping me up and down. I would be quite anxious without it and I would worry about falling.”
Wendy V., patient of Dundas County Hospice
One of the greatest needs of palliative care providers is for equipment to help them help others. Here are some examples of equipment paid for by OutCare donors:
- Hospice call-bell system
- Ceiling-mounted lifts
- Comfort mattresses
- Wheelchairs and walkers
- Massage tables
- Residential rooms refresh
- Interior furnishing
Besides the training that Telelink can provide (learn more), the OutCare Foundation has also invested in educating both healthcare professionals and the public.
- 176 volunteers and student bursaries offered
- “It’s All About the Conversation” speaker series on Advanced Care Planning
- An additional 24 presentations on Advanced Care Planning to the public
“One participant in the It’s All About the Conversations program shared that she got the reassurance that she needed to continue to support her father. Thanks to the discussions during this Advance Care Planning series, she has the confidence to encourage her siblings to do what is necessary to honour their father and ensure his wishes, values, and beliefs are maintained.”
Nadine Valk, Executive Director of the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program
Your donations will be used for the items below. Make your donation today to help improve palliative care across Eastern Ontario! Designate your gift to one or more of the priorities below.
|Items Needed||Cost||Number||Additional Information|
|Therapeutic Bathtub||$26,545||1||For patients in residential hospice.|
|Sleep Chairs||$22,068||12||For family members to stay in residence.|
|Beds, Comfort Mattresses & Cushions||$12,512||6||For residential hospice and equipment loan programs.|
|Furnishing & Equipment||$9,895||5||Furnishing for day hospice and bereavement programs and air conditioning units for residential hospice.|
|Multi-Purpose Shower Chairs||$9,000||9||For patients in residential hospice.|
|Mobility Equipment||$5,991||3||Ceiling lifts, chair lifts and walkers for patients using day hospice programs, and to lend to people in their homes.|
|Medical Equipment||$5,599||2||An otoscope and a CADD pump for residential hospice.|
|Bursaries for Volunteers||$3,000||24||To recognize palliative care volunteers with an educational bursary for the annual palliative care education days.|
|Music Therapy||$2,659||11||Training for 11 volunteers to deliver music therapy to support patients in their homes|
|Massage & Reiki Therapy||$2,655||3||Equipment to offer therapy to day hospice & residential hospice.|
|Training for Volunteers||$2,000||10||Training for 10 home-visiting program volunteers.|
Donations will support the organizations listed below.
Carefor Hospice Pembroke
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