palliative care

Homeless Hub
March 17, 2017
Categories: Ask the Hub

Palliative care is composed of services provided to those at the end of their lives, either from old age or serious illnesses. Palliative care services can be provided in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, hospices, at home and to a certain extent at drop-in centres or on the streets.

The goal of palliative care is to ease the end-of-life transition,...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
July 22, 2016
Categories: Ask the Hub

As Canada’s aging population and rates of chronic and terminal illnesses rise, palliative and end-of-life care services will be more and more in demand.

Palliative care helps people live the best lives they can while facing life-threatening illness. It focuses on relieving pain, easing confusion, and considers the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and their families. As Dr. Dosani pointed out in...

Inner City Health Associates
July 03, 2014

There is alarming data and information coming out of our homeless shelter systems.

Average life expectancies for homeless persons are estimated to be between 34 and 47 years Mortality rates among homeless populations are 2.3-4 times higher than the general population Despite exhibiting...

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