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Palliative Care
Palliative Care was first coined by Dr. Balfour Mount of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, who chose the term  to describe medical care that would alleviate the suffering of dying patients and ease their way toward the end of life.

Although there are many ways of understanding the term, palliative care today usually implies addressing the needs - physical, mental, and spiritual  of chronically ill and dying patients




Palliative Home-Care Society of Greater Montreal
Palliative home care
Tel: (514) 272-7200

​NOVA (Used to be VON - Victoria Order of Nurses)
Provides private nursing and palliative care. Cost is adjusted according to income.
NOVA Montreal
Tel: (514) 866-6801
NOVA West Island
Tel: (514) 695-8335
Council on Palliative Care (In Association with McGill University)
This web resource addresses in detail the following questions:
What is Palliative Care ? 
Where can I find help in Montreal ? 
Where can I find books on the subject ? 
Whom can I contact for information ? 
How can I access palliative care? 

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Information and resources regarding palliative care

Palliative Care: Info For Seniors
FAQs and resources from Health Canada.  

Living Lessons
Living Lessons is a national initiative to increase awareness of hospice palliative care and services in Canada.

Canadian Virtual Hospice
The Canadian Virtual Hospice is an interactive network for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss.

Seniors Canada:Online - Government of Canada Website
Links to palliative care resources
How to Support the Dying Process
From ElderCare Online           
Defining Wellness through the End of Life
Growth House
An award-winning web site with resources on life-threatening illness and end-of-life issues; features its own extensive search engine, as well as links to international professional forums sponsored by diverse groups.

Growth House Radio
Growth House Radio seeks to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying. They offer several different channels with music and easy-listening education features on end-of-life care.

Voces Novae: Meditations on Life - Death
Listen to samples from Meditations on Life - Death, a two-CD collection of music and contemplative readings on the nature of mortality.

Equinoxe Lifecare Solutions
A Montreal-based in-home care management company focused on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.  Because geographic distance, career responsibilities and changing lifestyles have made it increasingly difficult for family caregivers to provide the ideal level of care and time commitment for their loved ones, Equinoxe specializes in holistic geriatric and palliative care.
4999 Ste. Catherine St. West, Suite 235, Montreal (QC) H3Z 1T3
Tel: (514) 935-2600 or 1-877-935-2600
E-mail: info@equinoxe.ca
DAY TO DAY LIVING
Home Safety and 
Assistive Devices
Housing/Residences
Legal/Financial Issues
Recreation and
Community Centres
Transportation and 
Driving Concerns
Homecare
Food
Personal Safety

MEDICAL RESOURCES
Conditions/Ailments
Health Information
Palliative Care
Healthcare Facilities

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Caregiver Support
Counselling Resources
Communication Tools
Loss, Grief and Bereavement

OTHER RESOURCES
Government 
Websites for Seniors
Seniors' Advocacy

CONTACTIVITY CENTRE
Contactivity Website
Contactivity Family