Palliative Care

Headwaters Health Care Centre has launched a Palliative Care Program to enhance the quality of care for palliative patients and their families.

Palliative care is a special kind of health care for individuals and families who are living with a life-threatening illness, at an advanced stage. The goal of Headwaters’ Palliative Care Program is to provide the best quality of life for our l patients by ensuring their comfort and dignity.

At Headwaters we focus on care and compassion and provide a supportive team approach to include patient and family. Managing pain and other distressing symptoms is our top priority.

Headwaters' Palliative Care Team is an interdisciplinary team that involves your doctor and the nursing team who have special training in Palliative Care. Other members of the team may include Clinical Pharmacist, Dietitian, Discharge Planner, Physiotherapist, Respiratory Therapist, Palliative Home Care Coordinator, Hospice Volunteers and Chaplain services.

There are three private palliative care suites at the Orangeville site. These individually decorated rooms provide a comfortable, home-like environment for patients and their families.