Building Hospice Care in Niagara with $1-million Gift from Mountainview Building Group
Mountainview Building Group has created a legacy as Niagara’s largest homebuilder. Now, it is building a legacy of compassion for people diagnosed with a terminal illness and their families.
The family-owned business has gifted $1 million to Hospice Niagara’s Close to Home Campaign, ensuring more people than ever in Niagara receive the care they need, expect and deserve at end of life. By the end of 2024, the number of hospice beds for Niagara will increase to 30 with the construction of two new hospice centres in Fort Erie and Welland. This significant expansion of care will benefit the entire region, with each centre no more than a 20 minute drive for anyone in Niagara.
Mountainview Building Group started from humble beginnings in Thorold and has proudly called Niagara home for more than 40 years. Its dedication to community service is evident in all parts of the region.
“The ending of one’s life journey is significant, not just for the person, but perhaps even more for the ones left behind. I hope our commitment today will provide the much needed places of support and care at a time of great need for many families in Niagara.” says Mark Basciano, President of Mountainview Building Group
The two new Hospice Palliative Care Centres of Excellence will be located alongside long-term care facilities, Foyer Richelieu in Welland and Gilmore Lodge in Fort Erie.
Demand for the existing 10 hospice beds at The Stabler Centre in St. Catharines continues to increase and only half of everyone referred to the residence for end-of-life care is able to receive the support they need. Hospice care is needed now, more than ever and the time is right to expand.
“Mountainview Building Group is a leader in our community with a legacy built on community involvement,” says Carol Nagy, executive director of Hospice Niagara. “We appreciate their investment in creating not only hospice beds and buildings, but opportunities for people and families to receive dignity and compassionate care during their illness and in the last days of life.”
With early commitments from community leaders such as Mountainview, as well as local municipalities and Niagara Region and the Ministry of Health, Hospice Niagara’s $18-million capital campaign is well on its way to creating a future in which hospice care is available at no cost for everyone, everywhere, and every time.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for all of Niagara,” says Nagy. “Expansion of these much needed services ensures we live in a society with the capacity to take care of people and families until the last breath.”
About Hospice Niagara
Since 1993, Hospice Niagara has been helping people and families live well from the time of diagnosis, through to end-of-life care and bereavement. Our programs and services are free of cost and support people in their homes, in the community and in the hospice residence.