Near North Palliative Care Network

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Caisse Populaire North Bay limitée

North Bay & Area Community Foundation

IBM Canada Ltd

North Bay Cruisers

Dr. Ken Runciman

United Way Toronto

Knights of Columbus 1007

Rebuilt Resources Skills Development Inc.

Northern Business Solutions

Mac's Office Supplies

Moose FM North Bay 106.5

Ohana Wellness Centre

Aha Communications

Boyd Print and Design

Chevaliers De Colomb #12101

Chevaliers De Colomb #8163

Hillside Funeral Homes

KFM North Bay

IODE Dr. Herbert A. Bruce Chapter

Widdifield Lions Club

Bonfield and District Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

Widdifield Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

A&A Entertainment

Aggies Flowers

Bell Canada Employee Giving Program

BEAM Blue Sky Net

Sofa Communications

Saint Peter's Church

Chip Kean and 22 Wing Band

The McCubbin family

Richard Smith, NBRHC Pastoral Care Team, and Palliative Care Committee

Miranda Weingartner

Gen McRae

Cheryl Gates, Respiratory Technician

Darren Renaud

Carol Owens

Marilyn Weingartner

Heather McGuinty, Case Coordinator for the CCAC

Bev Charron

Oriana Webster, NBRHC Volunteer Coordinator

Steve Lamb, Aids Committee

The Rheaume Rochefort Family

Jeff Johnson at Cambrian Technical Services

Cost Of Care In The Home And The Cost Of Dying In Canada

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In-home U.S. senior care costs $16-$26 per hour, or $150-$280 for 24-hour live-in care, while a nursing home costs $180-$400 a day, experts say ( Prices seniors and their families face include:

  • Nursing home costs range from $180-$400 a day or $5,400-$12,000 a month
  • A private nursing home room can cost up to $493 a day or $14,790 a month
  • Senior home care costs $16-$26 per hour for hourly care
  • 24-hour live-in care ranges from $150- $280 per day
  • Assisted living costs range from $2,500-$5,000 a month
  • Continuing care retirement community on average costs a down payment of $250,000 with a $4,000 monthly rental fee. These facilities guarantee lifetime housing, social activities and increased levels of care including nursing home care

In Canada, the cost of dying varies not only by cause but by where people die: on average it costs $36,000 to die in a chronic care facility, compared to $16,000 to die at home. Hospices provide a more home-like experience, while costing only about $439 per patient a day, compared to $850 to $1,000 in a hospital bed. (Cost-effectiveness of Palliative Care, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association).

Care-giving costs of palliative care at a home setting can be as little as $46/day, when family members are involved and the costs of the same care at hospice settings are never less that around $142/day.

NEAR NORTH PALLIATIVE CARE NETWORK offers you FREE SERVICES of hospice, bereavement and grief. Our hospice volunteers are everywhere in Northern Ontario. Hospitals, palliative care wards, retirement homes, hospices, homes. Our Bereavement and Grief sessions are conducted at our office in North Bay, and are also FREE OF CHARGE.

NEAR NORTH PALLIATIVE CARE NETWORK,  here for you when you need it the most.


Online: click here to Donate Online

Phone us: 705-497-9239 – 1-800-287-9441

Visit us: 2025 Main Street West, North Bay P1B 2X6

Email us: [email protected]

For further information about Alliances or how to become our Corporate Sponsor or Donor, call us to organize a visit to your company or to schedule a meeting with Monica Do Coutto Monni, Executive Director:
(705) 497-9239 – 1-800-287-9441.

All donations of greater than or equal to $20.00 will receive a tax receipt.

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Main Office:
St. Joseph Motherhouse
2025 Main Street West
North Bay, ON  P1B 2X6
Phone: (705) 497-9239
Fax: (705) 497-1039
08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday
(closed for lunch between 12:00-13:00)

Mattawa Office:
(705) 744-3771 Fax: (705) 744-2787
West Nipissing Office:
(705) 753-5771  |  Fax: (705) 753-6130