Who is hospice for?

It is a common misconception that hospice is only for those at the end of their life.

Hospice services benefit people at all stages of life. We encourage you to connect with us to learn more about the services that can help you live more fully and, eventually, die well.

End-of-life Individuals

Hospice helps people who choose it to die well by providing comprehensive pain management, emotional support, and compassionate care. The interdisciplinary approach ensures physical, mental, and spiritual needs are met, fostering a dignified and peaceful environment in keeping with their wishes.


Hospice services provide vital support to caretakers of terminally ill individuals, addressing their physical, emotional, and practical needs. These services offer guidance, respite care, and counseling to help caretakers manage the challenges of caregiving, cope with grief, and support their enhance quality of life during this difficult period.

Families & Friends

Hospice provides support to people who love someone with life-limiting illnesses. By emphasizing a holistic approach to care, hospice teams can support loved ones before, during, and after their person’s death. Dying well happens in community, with a focus on enhancing the overall quality of life, managing symptoms, and addressing the emotional and spiritual well-being of the individual and their families and friends.

The Curious

Get to know hospice before you need it. There are benefits beyond the final stages of end-of-life care. When people give thought to how they would wish to die, it helps inform how they want to live. Hospice Mississauga staff and volunteers are here to answer questions, help understand advanced care planning, and share ideas for next steps.