As we are all experiencing COVID-19, Jessica’s House would request that you call Jessica’s House before coming to visit. We will be screening visitors to keep our residents and staff safe.
A residential Hospice
A "Home away from Home" for end-of-Life Care
A three bed residential hospice with 24/7 nursing care.
With the support of VON we are able to provide one-on-one support as well as group support
With the support of VON we are able to provide community support services.
Residential Hospice is a home like environment where adults and children with life-threatening illnesses receive end-of-life services. A residential hospice provides individuals who cannot be cared for in the home with compassionate care and comfort in the last stages of their life. Jessica’s House is a three bed residential hospice located in Exeter, Ontario. We support residents from all over southwestern Ontario. To be admitted to Jessica’s House a referral must be completed by a health care provider. Please go to www.southwesthealthline.ca and search Jessica’s House. If you or your loved one would like a tour of Jessica’s House please call 519-235-0941
Hospice visiting provides the support necessary to ensure that families and caregivers are not overburdened by the additional care individuals require as they approach end-of-life. Our aim is to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living while dying. A referral to a community hospice volunteer provides families with a non clinical member of the care team. They are trained to give emotional support to both the individual and their family. The VON Community Hospice Coordinator is ready to have a hospice volunteer involved in your care. The referral can come from anyone including doctors, family members, friends or any professional involved with the clients care.
What is Bereavement?
“Bereavement is the state of loss when someone close to an individual has dies. The death of a loved one is one of the greatest sorrows that can occur in one’s life. People’s response to grief will vary depending upon the circumstances of the death, but grief is a normal, healthy response to loss. Feelings of bereavement can also accompany other losses, such as decline of one’s health or the health of a close other, or the end of an important relationship.”
Psychology Today, 2020
- VON offers 1:1 professional bereavement support services to individuals and families who have experienced the death of a loved one
- Volunteer lead bereavement support groups are also offered throughout the year
- Annual “Hope for the Holidays” Christmas bereavement workshop helps to offer stratigies to support individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one
- There is no cost for any bereavemennt support programs
- For more information contact Kim Winbow