The services offered by La Maison Aube Lumière are:
- free and accessible to everyone who meets the admission criteria and who resides in Region 5 (Estrie);
- carried out in tandem with institutions in the public health and social services system and with community organizations;
- provided by a team of professionals, volunteers and support staff who cooperate across disciplines to satisfy the various needs of patients and their loved ones.
- A physician takes charge of patients upon their arrival at La Maison and meets them daily. An on-call medical service ensures the continuity of care.
- Day and night, nurses offer the care required. Upon the arrival of a patient, they set up a personalized care plan. They keep the medical file and medication records up to date for an improved monitoring of care.
- A pharmacist is available to fill medical prescriptions.
- Weekly interdisciplinary team meetings take place with the aim of improving the quality of care and finding solutions to various problems which may arise.
Continuous palliative sedation and medical aid in dying
When the usual palliative care does not sufficiently alleviate a patient’s suffering and they continue to feel persistent and intolerable pain, a patient may have recourse to one of two end-of-life care methods that the law provides for: continuous palliative sedation, or medical aid in dying. These are two exceptional measures available as last resorts. They must conform to rigorous eligibility criteria and are subject to an extremely strict framework.
A psychosocial worker accompanies patients and offers their loved ones all the solace needed to ease the end of life and develop approaches to go through this experience as serenely as possible.
A spiritual care provider is present at La Maison Aube-Lumière 12 hours per week. The provider offers:
- a comforting presence in keeping with the faith and religious convictions of each person;
- communion, end of life sacraments;
- upon request, a celebration of the Eucharist, or not, for patients and their loved ones.
A head chef and two other chefs on site prepare meals and snacks that respond to patients’ requests. Patients may either eat in their room or in the dining room.
Visitors may order a meal at the reception desk or may bring their own food to eat.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Two housekeeping staff members ensure the setting is safe and healthy.
- Have cancer and have a prognosis of less than three months.
- No longer receive treatment that aims to cure or modify the course of the illness.
- Need care to reduce physical symptoms and/or to respond to psychological, social and spiritual needs.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Reside in the Estrie administrative region (05).
When a person meets all the above criteria, their physician should make a request for admission, using this form (pre-admission consent in english): Admission form
Information for Patients
La Maison Aube-Lumière offers a flexible and personalized approach;
- No routine is pre-established.
- Baths are given at the convenience of the patient, insofar as possible.
- Patients may eat at the times they wish.
- Patients may bring their preferred personal items, while also respecting the setting.
- Patients should furnish their soap, powder, moisturising cream, toothpaste, toothbrush, tissues, sanitary pads, shampoo, comb, brush, razor, and humidifier, if needed.
- Patients may bring their own clothes, depending on their habits and at their convenience, keeping in mind their condition and the demands of their healthcare requirements.
- All the rooms are private and are allocated depending on availability.
- The rooms are equipped with a television. The cable service fees are payable on a weekly basis.
Medications and Supplies
- The costs of medications and supplies, incontinence clothing, supplies for a colostomy or ileostomy, as well as certain bandages, are assumed by the patients or their family members.
- A weekly fee of $20 will be billed for healthcare supplies used in giving care to the patient.
3071 12e Av Nord, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5H3, Canada