Every person, at the end of their life, may live with dignity, respect and comfort, and not feel alone.
We are a hospice without walls that through education, advocacy and presence, offers companionship and support to enhance the well-being of individuals within our community, and their caregivers, during life-limiting illness and bereavement.
Beliefs And Values
- Each person, regardless of race, cultural identity, level of ability, spiritual beliefs, public or personal gender identity, has intrinsic value as an autonomous and unique individual.
- Both living and dying provide opportunities for personal growth and self-actualization.
- Client and family suffering, expectations, needs, hopes, and fears are central to service planning.
- Directors, Staff and Volunteers enter into relationships with clients, families, colleagues and the community based on dignity, confidentiality and integrity.
- Communities are strengthened when services are based on a unified and caring response to suffering.
- Compassion based on a foundation and framework of sensitivity and fairness to all.
- Empowerment of people to feel confident with day-to-day decisions and life.
- Equity for those we serve, our partners, and each other.
- Trustworthiness as demonstrated by commitment to accountability, privacy and confidentiality, honesty and respect for all whom we encounter.
- Collaboration with communities, government, professional organizations and each other promote the shared goal of meeting palliative and end-of-life service needs.
- Accountability to the standards of stewardship, transparency and governance in all aspects of our work.
— Based on the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association statement of Values and Beliefs
Our services are based on a holistic approach to clients and their families, respecting culture, dignity and personal lifestyle.
Within respective qualifications, HHNL provides services to clients, hires staff and accepts volunteers, from diverse social, belief, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
HHNL will continue to advocate for equitable access to hospice palliative care services for all people over the age of 18, of all cultures and ethnicities, throughout North Lanark.
Racism, discrimination, exclusion, intolerance, and violence have no place in a just society, and especially in health care. HHNL condemns racism in all its forms, and we stand with all those who have suffered injustice and discrimination.
We will challenge each other, hold each other accountable, reach out to each other, and respect the people we serve and with whom we work. Now and always.
Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
As we undertake our work for the community, let us be reminded that the community in which we live, work, and serve is situated on traditional unceded Algonquin First Nation territory. We would like to acknowledge and thank the Anishinaabe and express our respect and support for their rich history and culture. May we who serve in Home Hospice North Lanark do what we can to bring justice, and to support Indigenous health care and well-being.
Home Hospice North Lanark provides a safe and positive space, where human rights are respected, and where lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, pansexual, asexual, intersex, two spirit, and queer or questioning people, and their families, friends and allies are welcomed and supported.