Focused on Family and Community Health
Providing Palliative Care to the Brampton Community Since 2010
Since 2010, Brameast Family Health Organization has specialized in the delivery of an intensified home palliative care service for patients within the Brampton community. Recent research has demonstrated that the majority of patients who are approaching end of life wish to die at home. However, the majority continue to die in a hospital setting. At Brameast Family Health Organization, more than 80% of the patients in our palliative care program die at home per their wishes. Your physician (either a specialist or your family physician) will usually determine that you require end-of-life palliative care. However, a patient doesn’t require a direct referral from their physician to transfer into our palliative care program.
What to Expect from Our Palliative Care
Palliative care is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, from those still undergoing active medical treatment to those who are nearing the end of life. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for the patient by providing pain and symptom management, along with support to the patient and their caregivers. In our home care programs, patients can expect the following:
Our physicians are all extensively trained and experienced in the delivery of palliative care, including pain and symptom management. This changes actively with the progression of the patient’s medical condition.
Comprehensive care: We provide expert symptom management and active addressing of social, spiritual and caregiver needs. We establish goals of care with the patient and their family.
We also offer paediatric palliative care.
Our entire support staff, including reception and our palliative care coordinator, are engaged in your care and support.
Our physicians and nurses visit weekly or as needed, based on the patient’s condition.
We provide physician availability and patient support coverage 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We have a palliative nurse specialist who directs the program and actively participates in its care.
All services are provided in conjunction with our community partners at the Central West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), as well as hospice and local community services.
Amanda MacLennan RN, CON(C), CHPCN(C), MSc
Assistant clinical professor, McMaster University
Clinical nurse specialist, palliative care
The “Gold Standard” in Family Practice Palliative Care
Part of McMaster University’s Family Medicine Teaching Program, Brameast Family Health Organization is proud to be rated the “gold standard” in family practice palliative care in the Brampton area. Contact Brameast Family Health Organization to request more information about our palliative care. We look forward to answering any questions or addressing any concerns you may have about the process. You can also learn more about what our palliative care is actually like by reading about us in the local news: