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Kemp Care Announces Keaton’s House – Paul Paletta Children’s Hospice

Keaton’s House – Paul Paletta Children’s Hospice will provide compassionate, dignified, and specialized end-of-life care for children and youth with life-limiting illnesses. The Ontario government’s investment of up to $2.5 million emphasizes the critical need for such a facility, ensuring that families can access comprehensive palliative care close to home.

Keaton’s House will offer comfortable and family-inclusive accommodations with 10 dedicated bedrooms, along with bright and accessible indoor and outdoor play areas. It will feature day wellness programs and therapies, including massage, movement, recreation, and music. The hospice will provide pediatric end-of-life nursing and personal support, respite care, and symptom management, as well as at-home hospice services. Private spaces for families and extensive grief and bereavement support will be available to parents, caregivers, siblings, and grandparents.

Designed by mcCallumSather, this project, in partnership with McMaster Children’s Hospital, will enhance palliative care services in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant area, with the hospice set to open in 2026. Kemp Care is committed to supporting families through this essential care, providing a haven of comfort and support during their most challenging times.

Learn more about this vital project and how it will serve our community.
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Read the full release from the Ministry of Ontario here.