THE LIGHTHOUSE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

2725, avenue du Mont-Royal Est
Montréal (Quebec) H1Y 0A1

  • Follow Us on
Contact Form

Services

Respite-Pediatric Palliative Care

RESPITE HOUSE, IN-HOME RESPITE SERVICES, DAY RESPITE CARE, SHORT TERM RESPITE CARE (LESS THAN 48 H), WEEKEND RESPITE CARE, LONG TERM RESPITE CARE (MORE THAN 48 H), OTHER
April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

Types of Disabilities: Auditory deficiency, Mental disability, Physical disability, Sensory impairment, Visual impairment, Plurihandicap, Polyhandicap, Global development delay, Other

Age: 0-18 years

Availabilities: On demand

Details

Free specialized service for families of children with life-shortening diseases .

Planned respite at home by trained volunteers. Accompaniment.

Planned respite and emergency respite at Maison André-Gratton operated by a professional health care team and trained volunteers.

GENERAL DETAILS OF OUR SERVICES


Membership Info:

On demand

Eligibility Criteria:

- Follow-up by a health care team in a health facility;
- In a situation corresponding to the palliative criteria;
- Aged 0 to 18 years inclusive;
- Registered with the Quebec Health Insurance Plan (RAMQ).

Description of Services Offered:

Planned respite at home by trained volunteers. Accompaniment.

Planned respite and emergency respite at Maison André-Gratton operated by a professional health care team and trained volunteers.

Other Details:

  • Children with a health condition for which curative treatment is possible. Palliative care may be necessary when the outlook is uncertain or treatment is inefficient.

  • Children with a condition where premature death is unavoidable. In some cases intensive care is necessary to extend their life expectancy or to help them enjoy normal activities for children their age.

  • Children with a progressive disease with no hope of recovery. Treatment is strictly palliative and can extend over several years.

  • Children with severe neurological conditions that lead to poor health and an increased risk of complications. Their health can deteriorate unexpectedly, although their condition is not considered progressive.

  • Newborns with a very limited life expectancy.

Documents:

About the organization


The Lighthouse Children and Families is a non-profit organization that offers a full range of care and services to children in need of pediatric palliative care, along with support care, respite and grief services for families.​

To achieve its mission,​ The lighthouse offers:

  1. The Maison André-Gratton ​

The Lighthouse hosts up to 12 children at a time at the Maison André-Gratton, providing respite care, symptom management and end-of-life care. At the Maison André-Gratton, the Lighthouse offers a bright living space that allows children with serious illnesses to enjoy life right until the end. ​

  1. The Home Support Program​

Lighthouse volunteers regularly visit families in their homes to offer recreational activities adapted to the specific conditions, tastes and interests of each child. These special moments help break the isolation of families and help stimulate children.​

  1. The Bereavement Support Program​

The Lighthouse provides the support that parents and siblings need to allow them to remain serene through the various stages of living with their seriously ill loved-one. In addition to having an attentive ear from various practitioners, the psychosocial team offers workshops to prepare families for decisions, host meetings, to offer personalized bereavement support and much more.​

CONTACT FORM

Please complete all required fields and we will contact you as soon as possible