Admission

To protect the health and safety of our patients and their loved ones,
as well as that of our staff and volunteers, a COVID-19 screening test
is required prior to admission.

Our goal is to provide an environment in which our patients feel at home since, from the moment they are admitted, the Residence is indeed their home. We care for them and their families in the warmth and serenity they need to fully live out these final days, until the very end.

 

All of the care we provide is free of charge

 

Families who wish to have a loved one admitted to the Residence may contact us directly. However, we are required to then get in touch with the patient’s attending physician or the nurse handling the patient’s case.  

The Residence is accessible to individuals of all ages
who require palliative care and:

  • who reside within the territory served by the CISSSMO (Centre intégré
    de santé et de services sociaux Montérégie-Ouest) and the surrounding areas (or who have a loved one that lives in this area), or;

  • who are hospitalized at the Suroît Regional Hospital or the Hawkesbury General Hospital; or;

  • who are waiting for a spot at the Teresa-Dellar Palliative Care Residence.

Eligibility criteria

  • A person in the final stages of a progressive, incurable disease and given a prognosis of less than three months.

  • A person informed that all available treatments to cure or modify the course of the disease are no longer being considered.

  • A person who accepts and freely chooses to be admitted to the Residence and has signed an informed consent form to that effect (or, if the person is unable to consent or sign due to illness, his or her legal representative or designate has signed).

Healthcare professionals: admission procedure  

Please send all required registration documents to the
Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence’s Admissions Committee
by fax at 450 202-2205 or by email at admissions@mspvs.org.

 

Requests for admission must be completed by a healthcare professional.  

 

Documents used for the Mécanisme d’accès à l’hébergement du Grand Suroît or for the Teresa-Dellar Palliative Care Residence are also accepted.

 

You must also send us the signed care and registration consent form.

 

If they are available, the following documents are also required for
case assessment purposes:

  • Pharmacological profile prepared by a community pharmacist or the hospital pharmacist

  • Multiclientele assessment tool (OEMC)

  • Data collection, treatment plan and/or therapeutic nursing plan

  • Summary of recent reports or relevant consultation notes

  • Histopathology reports

  • Most recent medical imaging reports 

  • Most recent lab reports​

We will contact you to learn more about the patient’s health
status and overall functioning.

Once a room becomes available:

Admission requests are evaluated by the VSPCR Admissions Committee according to set prioritization criteria.

 

A member of the VSPCA Admissions Committee will notify the patient’s case manager/liaison nurse when a room becomes available for his/her patient. 

The case manager/liaison nurse must:

  • inform the Admissions Committee about any recent changes to the patient’s condition, the equipment that will be transferred to the Residence along with the patient and the equipment to be provided by the Residence (specialized equipment, oxygen concentrator, etc.).

  • notify the patient that medication must be brought from home or transfer the patient from the hospital along with any medication, ensuring there is a sufficient amount for a period of 48 hours.

  • notify the family/attending physician that the patient has been transferred to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence.

  • notify the Residence if the patient passes away.

A patient's discharge from the Residence to their home, a hospital, a long term care centre or a private nursing home takes place in accordance with the admission rules already established by these facilities.