Lisaard House / Innisfree House

FAQs

What is the Legacy Program

The Legacy Program provides an opportunity for residents and loved ones to connect at the end of life.   Working on a project allows residents and loved ones a chance to spend time sharing and reminiscing about their lives together. It also leaves family with a special memento to remember their loved one for generations to come. There is no cost for this program.  For more information see brochure.  Lissaard LegacyBrochure PROOF.R4

Is Lisaard & Innisfree building the new hospice in Waterloo? Are you the part of Hospice of Waterloo Region?

Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice is not involved in the new hospice build. It is being completed by Hospice of Waterloo Region who is a separate organization and has no direct connection with Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice.

Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice will continue to welcome residents from all areas of Waterloo Region.

 

What is it like to be in a hospice? It must be sad.

Many might be surprised to learn that there are just as many, if not more, smiles and laughs in a hospice as there are tears.

Everyone has different feelings coming into a hospice. Some families feel a sense of relief and gratitude because they no longer have to worry about timing and tasks and are provided the opportunity to spend quality time with their loved one as a family member rather than a caregiver.

Some people are fearful due to the unknown; our staff are able to provide support and information to help dispel myths and educate residents and loved one on what to expect as they progress through their end of life journey. Our knowledgeable staff are here to provide symptom management so that an individual’s time and experience is not hindered by discomfort.

The goal of Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice is to provide an environment where the focus is on living each day to its fullest; celebrating the time they have left rather than mourning it. The residents and their families set the daily pace, celebrate relationships and occasions, reminisce and collect memories and legacy, and are just present with each other during the time they have together. We focus on celebrating life until the very end.