A New 15-Bed HOSPICE RESIDENCE for Langley
In March of 2017 the B.C. Government announced that they will provide a five million dollar grant toward the capital costs of for a new 15-bed hospice residence for our community. The grant includes three million through the Investment in Housing Innovation Initiative and two million from Fraser Health. These commitments, and the additional funding we’ve received through private donations, community donors and grants through the BC Centre for Palliative Care, and the Township of Langley, has seen us proceed with the building permit process and our goal of breaking ground this year.
Help Us Make Our House a Home
The Langley Hospice Society needs your help to raise the funds necessary to furnish, outfit, landscape and begin operations of the new 15-bed Langley Hospice Residence and create a homelike environment for all who enter its doors.
The end of life journey is not just about dying, it’s about living well, right to the end. Caring for people at the end of life means enabling them to live out their final days as they wish, surrounded by those they love. The hospice philosophy speaks to the importance of a homelike environment to ensure support for individuals, their families and friends as they face this final journey.
SUPPORT A NEW 15-BED HOSPICE RESIDENCE FOR LANGLEY
Our goal is to provide a new 15-bed, single storey, free-standing hospice residence for our community that will provide a home-like environment in keeping with the hospice philosophy, and the Langley Hospice Society’s ongoing commitment to ensure access to quality palliative care and support in the community.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
There are many ways you can support this important project for our community.
- Make a one-time gift
- Pledge a larger amount over several years
- Set up a monthly gift
- Donate a product or service
- Invite others to support the project
WAYS TO GIVE
Individual gifts of cash by cheque or credit card are gratefully accepted. Donors may choose to designate their gift to any area of the project they wish.
PAYING TRIBUTE TO LOVED ONES
You can give in your own name, or in honour or memory of a loved one.
BE PART OF MAKING THIS IMPORTANT NEW RESIDENCE A REALITY FOR OUR COMMUNITY
All cash donations are fully tax deductible.
Those who give $1,000 or more will be recognized on our Donor Wall, and donors will be provided with opportunities at different levels to provide for specific spaces, and available naming opportunities.
Visionary: $250,000 — $499,999
Leader: $100,000 — $249,999
Benefactor: $50,000 — $99,999
Patron: $25,000 — $49,999
Champion: $10,000 — $24,999
Supporter: $5,000 — $9,999
Contributor: $1,000 — $4,999
“End of life is a natural part of life for individuals and their families. It should be supported in a compassionate and caring manner. Health care services need to be flexible and focused on maintaining the quality of life so wherever and whenever possible people can spend the final stage of life in their home/community, surrounded by their loved ones, with dignity and respect.”
~ Province of BC, End of Life Action Plan 2013
OUR NEEDS ARE GROWING
The Province of BC’s End of Life Action Plan was published by the Ministry of Health in 2013. The paper noted that more than ten years ago, the Ministry of Health and physician leaders from what are now Doctors of BC and the Society of General Practitioners undertook action to revitalize primary care. They set out a range of long term goals for End-of-Life Care: “That all British Columbians when facing end-of-life will receive competent, compassionate and respectful care. Primary health care providers will work closely with other stakeholders to support death and dignity and comfort in a setting that best meets the needs of patients and family care givers.” And that: The availability of, and access to palliative care has become increasingly important as British Columbian grows and ages. As with other health care requirements, palliative care needs to be provided in a patient-centred manner based on the domains of quality. The focus needs to be on meeting the anticipated demand for service in a manner that is consistent with providing service in the patient’s home and/or community.
HOSPICE IS NOT JUST A BUILDING OR RESIDENCE
Hospice is not just a building or residence—it’s a philosophy of care that provides sensitivity and support for individuals experiencing a terminal illness; that emphasizes comfort, dignity and quality of life; ; and is available to patients and their families, at home, in the hospital, in the hospice residence or community care facility.
Hospices have derived their success by focusing on what really matters—the patient. In being responsive to patients’ needs, the Langley Hospice Society, in partnership with Fraser Health’s Palliative Care Team, has ensured high quality, compassionate care and support for patients, their families and caregivers. This responsiveness is central to our continued success and the quality of care provided to our community. Statistical evidence, along with an aging facility that no longer meets Fraser Health’s new and updated End of Life Care Standards, clearly indicates the need for a new hospice residence. A hospice that will provide us with the means to enable individuals, families and caregivers access to good quality all-encompassing palliative and end-of-life care. A hospice that includes private rooms for each resident, a specialized bathing facility, a room specific to bariatric patients, access to common areas and the outdoors — as well as other areas dedicated to family care including a quiet room, sanctuary, family kitchen, and shower and laundry facilities.
COMMUNITY IMPACT OF A NEW HOSPICE RESIDENCE FOR LANGLEY:
The New 15-bed Langley Hospice Residence built and operated by the Langley Hospice Society in partnership with the Fraser Health Authority will:
- have 15 private rooms—an increase of 5 beds from the 10 semi-private rooms currently available in the interim residence; and house its own kitchen and specialized bathing facilities, patient care and support services, a family kitchen and laundry, and access to common areas.
- Each patient room will have its own outdoor patio with space for a patient’s bed to be wheeled out, and access to a vibrant outdoor garden and courtyard designed for use by mobility devices; and include the addition of Langley’s first bariatric room so that these patients can access palliative care in their home community instead of being transferred elsewhere.
In addition to the comfort, care & support provided for patients & their families, hospice-based palliative care may save the health care system up to $8,000 per patient.
OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Langley’s new 15-bed, free-standing Hospice Residence will be home-like, with its own specialized bathing facilities, broader access for patients and their families to common areas, the outdoors and other comforts that can ease the end-of-life journey for loved ones and their families.
For information on Naming Opportunities, please call Carissa Halley at (604) 530-1115
Our board and staff would be happy to speak with you about any aspect of this project.
Please contact us:
Phone: (604) 530-1115
Shannon Todd Booth
Communications and Funds Development Manager
Phone: (604) 530-1115