Fund Homecare Canada

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About Fund Homecare Canada

In-home palliative care can have a profound impact on patients’ end of life experience, offering a more comfortable and dignified quality of life. Unfortunately, the high cost of homecare puts it out of reach for many in need. We believe that palliative homecare should be accessible for all, which is why we created Fund Homecare Canada: a Canadian registered charitable, non-profit organization that provides financial support to cancer patients with in-home palliative care needs.

We need your help!

Our current beneficiary TH is 89 years old (name and other details withheld for privacy reasons) and lives on their own. The beneficiary has had lung cancer for the last 2+ years and is now palliative.

There is a dire need for Personal Support Worker (PSW) care during this time for TH.

TH’s health conditions have deteriorated, and the only income they receive is from government sources (Old Age, CPP etc.) that covers the minimum shelter and basic needs.

Their adult children have used up all their available resources including ones from the government (Employment Insurance benefits etc.) and now need to return to work to sustain their livelihood. They are providing as much support as they can, but also need some respite and be able to spend time with TH during this tough time.

The typical cost for in-home care PSW is $6k-8k per month, which is out of the beneficiary’s reach.

Fund Homecare will be providing PSW support for TH during this time, as needed. Support is only expected to increase as TH’s needs change.

We are reaching out to you, our patrons to help us raise funds to enable us to help TH and family.

Your support and generosity will help us help this family get the much-needed support and help when they need it most.

Why Palliative?

Palliative care can significantly enhance the quality of life of patients with progressive, life-altering illness, offering them comfort and dignity in a place of their choosing. Furthermore, research shows that assistance with palliative care not only gives respite to the patient, but alleviates the degree of emotional, social and financial stress for loved ones who may care for a patient. Unfortunately, Canada’s patchwork of palliative care services is costly and inconsistent, which harms patients and the sustainability of our healthcare system.

(Cancer Society report reference)

Why Homecare?

Homecare provides patients with a level of comfort and privacy that are hard to come by in an external care environment. However, about 80% of care is typically provided by informal caregivers like family, friends and neighbors1, and they simply don’t have the time or financial resources to make prolonged homecare a reality. While 75% of Canadians state that they would prefer to die at home, 42% ultimately die in acute care hospitals2.

1 Fast, 2009
2 Canadian Home Care Association, 2018

Why Cancer?

Cancer touches all of our lives in some way, shape or form. Tragically, a Canadian Cancer Society report shows that critically ill Canadians are falling through the cracks when it comes to palliative care.

It is estimated that 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime

1 in 4 will die from cancer

Statistics Canada has identified cancer as the second leading health condition requiring care, topped only by age-related conditions

Canadians with cancer are also 3 times more likely to receive palliative care than Canadians with other conditions

(CIHI, 2018) – Canadian Institute for Health Information. 
(Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2019) 

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