The first palliative day centre of its kind in Montreal

Improving the quality of life of our guests and providing much needed respite to caregivers - St Raphael's

St. Raphael’s day centre offers a warm and inviting space for people with a life-limiting illness to come together, share their experience and find comfort.

An experienced interdisciplinary team follows up once a week with the person and their loved ones, helping them to live fully within the limits imposed by their illness.

Guest care and services

Guests have access to a multitude of services, all of which are provided free of charge and have been proven to greatly improve their quality of life.

Centre de jour palliatif à Montréal
  • Capacity for 20 guests and caregivers per day
  • Professional services: social workers, nurses, physiotherapists
  • Psychosocial and other services: individual and group sessions, art therapy, music therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, pet therapy
  • Training, conferences, thematic discussions
  • Meals
  • Therapeutic baths, hairdressing services
  • Recreational activities: drawing and painting workshops, light exercise, relaxation, board games

For the schedule of activities, contact us.

Services for loved ones and caregivers

Loved ones will have the option of taking a day of respite essential for their own well-being or accompanying the guest for their day at the centre. Several activities will be offered to loved ones depending on availability.

Multidisciplinary team

Attentive to the specific needs of each patient and their caregivers, several professionals accompany and support them throughout their day at the day centre.

Access criteria for the day centre:

  • 18 years or older
  • Montreal resident
  • Diagnosed with an incurable illness
  • Living at home
  • Life expectancy of less than one year

To register for activities

The guest must be referred by a health professional who must complete the Request for services form and medical summary. These documents can be emailed to daycentre@maisonstraphael.org or faxed to 438-375-6947.

The day centre coordinator will contact the guest and arrange an appointment to organize an initial on-site assessment and choice of activities.

The guest must be able to go to the day centre on their own, as no transportation service is available.

A free lunch will be served to the guest and a small fee will be charged for the caregiver’s meal.

To obtain documents required for admission, for additional questions and/or concerns, please contact day centre’s admission nurse at 514-736-2001 or by email daycentre@maisonstraphael.org.

We welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of their social condition, ethnic origin, sexual orientation and gender identity or religious beliefs.

Day centre

Opening hours

9 am to 4 pm
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Address

2001 Lajoie Avenue
(entrance on Deacon Road)
Montreal QC H3S 1V6

Contact

514-736-2001
daycentre@maisonstraphael.org

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