The Dorothy Ley Hospice Partnership
History of Care
The Dorothy Ley Hospice has been in business for 30 years as a volunteer-based community service organization providing care to individuals living with the challenges of a life-limiting illness or loss. The services are provided at no cost from the generosity of their donors and community partners.
Did You Know?
Seniors are the fastest growing age group in Canada. It was estimated that in 2016, 5.9 million Canadians were 65 or older, and are expected to double in the next 25 years.
Access to Hospice Palliative Care In Canada
In Canada, only 16% to 30% of Canadians who pass away have access to or receive tertiary or specialist hospice palliative and end-of-life care services.
Access to a palliative approach to care, with treatment, leads to a better outcome for individuals and their family caregivers.
Key Programs and Services
The Dorothy Ley Hospice has two key programs: Community Support and a Residential Care Program.
The Community Support Program offers care coordination, volunteer support, wellness and spiritual care, support and respite for caregivers, among many other opportunities delivered to community members.
The Residential Care Program offers 24-hour care in a home-like environment. The care centre has 10 private care suites serving 200 individuals a year.
How is The Dorothy Ley Hospice Funded?
The Dorothy Ley Hospice is funded by the Government of Ontario. It must also fundraise $1.3 million 2021/22 from individuals, corporations, foundations and community partners to continue to operate many of these programs and supplement the government's contribution.
Our Partnership with The Dorothy Ley Hospice
Mississauga Toyota has partnered with the Dorothy Ley Hospice to help raise awareness of the services to the community and help sponsor the hospice. We all deserve comfort and care in this time of need, not for tomorrow but for today. As Dr. Dorothy Ley said "We will not leave you. We will watch with you. We will be there."