Our Care Team
Campbell House will work with you, your family and your family doctor to care for your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by a professional clinical team comprising of a Medical Director, a team of palliative trained Registered Nurses (RNs), Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and other health care professionals. We have access to 'on-call' clergy that we can contact on your behalf.
Our trained volunteers are an integral part of our team - available to provide companionship, to allow family members respite, and to provide vigil support. We also offer individual and group bereavement support to help you cope both before and after death.
Campbell House has six private, patient suites, each equipped with its own washroom. Each suite features a mini fridge, cable TV, phone and wi-fi service. There is a pull-out bed for any family member wishing to stay overnight (if more than one family member wishes to stay overnight, please check with staff as our ability to accommodate multiple family members is sometimes restricted). Campbell House has a spa room which includes a large whirlpool tub and a shower room allowing for patients to be bathed in a fully reclining bath chair.
Our home-like setting also includes large, open living rooms available for gatherings, dining rooms for family meals, a family kitchen and a quiet room.
Our Main Kitchen is completely run by caring volunteers, specifically trained in Food Handling and Hand Hygiene. These volunteers prepare meals daily for patients, and a light lunch for visiting family and friends, all at no cost. Family members are also welcome to bring in favourite foods and use our separate Family Kitchen which is equipped with a microwave, toaster oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Hot beverages and 'goodies' are always available, and provided free, throughout our home. We welcome cash donations and grocery-store gift cards to help support our kitchen.
At Campbell House, family and friends are an important part of the patient's circle of care. Our Reception Desk is staffed between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m but visitors are welcome at any time. We also welcome pets, in fact our staff team love dogs!
When you arrive, our receptionist will check with the clinical staff to see if it is a suitable time for your visit; please note that you may have to wait while the patient is being attended to by staff. If it is not an appropriate time for you to visit, a nurse will come and speak with you. You may call ahead of your visit too (705 444 2555). We take great care and pride in ensuring our home is a safe environment for our vulnerable patients, visitors, staff and volunteers. We respectfully ask that you help us maintain Campbell House's high standards of hygiene during your visit and take any additional precautions advised to you by our staff.
During your stay at Campbell House you have access to our therapeutic programs:
Cup of Comfort - support is provided to caregivers and families of patients in Campbell House through this weekly informal 'tea'.
Music - come relax in our Great Room and listen to Catherine play some soothing tunes.
Pet Therapy - Angela and our 'furry therapists' Frankie and Mr. Smith from Therapeutic Paws of Canada raise the spirits of our patients, families, staff and volunteers on their weekly visits.
- Reflexology: practitioner, Karen, will use gentle pressure on the foot to help reduce pain and stress;
- Reiki: therapeutic intervention that releases healing energy through the hands of our practitioner, Karen;
- Meditation: a dedicated time of personal intention to create calm and provide purposeful peace;
- Tai Chi Health Recovery: experience Tai Chi to assist your path to health recovery.
All therapists are fully accredited within their disciplines.
Poetry and Legacy Work - allow Jake to help you unleash the healing power of poetry. Listen to poetry being read with or without music, primarily as a meditative, restorative, non-physical intervention. Jake also offers the opportunity to write poetry, or create a meaningful legacy, as a means of expressing what's being felt and experienced now and during the final stage of life.
If you feel Campbell House may be right for you and your family, please talk to your physician or Home and Community Care Case Manager. Alternatively, call our Clinical Services Coordinator, Lynda Meeks, on 705-444-2555 extn. 7525 for more information.
Welcome to the Campbell House Art Project
In the planning stage of Campbell House, it was decided that our home should have its hallways decorated with art created by local artists that reflects the unique beauty and landscape of the Georgian Bay area.
Currently, the fourth edition of our Art Project showcases 39 works by local artists, chosen by a jury of hospice volunteers. In April 2018, our next Call to Artists will go out and from the submissions received another edition of the Art Project will be chosen and hung. As always, all art pieces are for sale directly from the artists.
The response to our Art Project has been so positive that we are now committed to an annual update and we appreciate the support of the entire local arts community in keeping Campbell House looking so animated and colourful.
For more information, contact,
John S. Cowan, Curator