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Services for patients

Message from the Care Coordinator:

We welcome people at the end of their lives and their loved ones to accompany them for the last moments; The care team consists of qualified nurses, nursing assistants and nurses; And volunteers who want to be part of the care team and are trained by La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie. We rely on the expertise of six dedicated physicians to add a personalized end-of-life care and respect for each.

The philosophy of the house is to welcome the people in their house; Each individual is unique and presents needs of their own. The human aspect of our care is reflected in our gestures and our words; Humanity permeates our care and accompaniment in the compassion and respect of each individual. The care team is made up of people of heart and gives meaning to our noble mission!

Brigitte Gravelle
Care Coordinator
La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie


About 250 patients receive care at La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie on a demand of about 700 per year. The average length of stay is 15-20 days.

Application form

La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie offers its services in several contexts: for accommodation during the last weeks of life in the family, for the control and relief of pain and other symptoms, or for temporary accommodation during the terminal phase.

Refer to the document “Process application” for the process steps and answer the questions below to apply.

Services of La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie

  • Free of charge and accessible to anyone who meets the admission criteria and who resides within Region 07 (Outaouais)
  • Offered in complementarity with the establishments of the public health and social services network and with the community organizations
  • Distributed care by a team of professionals, volunteers and support staff who work in interdisciplinarity to meet the multiple needs of patients and their families

Medical services

  • A clinician nurse takes care of the patients as soon as they arrive at La maison and thereafter a physician meets each patient daily. A medical care service ensures continuity of care.
  • Nurses provide day and night care. As soon as a patient arrives, they make a personalized care plan. They keep the medical file and the medication sheet up to date for better follow-up care.
  • A pharmacist is available to fill prescriptions.
  • Weekly interdisciplinary meetings are held with the aim of improving the quality of care and providing solutions to the various problems that may arise.

Psychosocial and spiritual services

The psycho-socio-spiritual care worker provides psychological and spiritual assistance to end-of-life people, their families and loved ones in collaboration with physicians, staff and volunteers. It accomplishes these end-of-life support functions in order to improve the quality of life.

Through its holistic approach to the person, it promotes the care of the psychological, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of people suffering from the losses associated with terminal illness.

Food service

Many volunteers and cooks prepare meals and snacks on site to meet patient demands. They can eat in their room or at the dining room.

For the visitors, it is possible to order a meal from outside or to bring your own food.

Maintenance and hygiene service

A housekeeping attendant is responsible for the hygiene and safety of the premises.

Eligibility criteria

The person who wishes to come to La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie:

  • Asks his treating physician to make a request.
  • Is diagnosed with cancer and knows his or her condition. The disease is in the palliative phase of its evolution.
  • Is a child or adult who resides in Region 07 (Outaouais).
  • Is informed, as well as her relatives, that all treatments available to cure or modify the course of the disease have been considered and are no longer appropriate.
  • Adheres to the principle of La maison where there is no aggressive therapies.
  • Has a life expectancy of less than three months.
  • Requires care to relieve physical symptoms and respond to psychological, social and spiritual needs.

The person…

  • Living at home takes precedence over the one who is already in the hospital.
  • Who lives alone, without any family or social support, is treated as a priority.
  • Who requires a readmission after being temporarily returned to his / her home following a stay at La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie is also treated as a priority.

Medical assistance in dying.

The Mathieu-Froment-Savoie House does not offer medical assistance in dying but ensures that a patient who requests it is informed and guided to receive the said care according to his or her rights.

Information for patients

La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie’s routine
La maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie recommends a flexible and personalized operation

  • No routine is pre-established.
  • The bath is given to the patients’ convenience, when possible.
  • Patients can eat whenever they want.
  • Patients bring the objects they love, as long as it’s respecting the place.

Personal belonging

  • Patients must provide soap, powder, moisturizer, toothpaste, toothbrush, tissues, sanitary pads, shampoo, comb, brush, razor, humidifier as needed.
  • Patients can bring their clothes according to their habits and at their convenience, taking into account their health condition and the requirements of the care required.


  • All rooms are private and allocated according to availability.
  • Rooms are equipped with televisions. Cable fees are payable weekly

Medication and furniture

  • The costs of drugs and supplies, incontinence garments, colostomy and ileostomy supplies as well as some dressings are borne by the patients or their relatives.
  • A weekly fee of $ 10 will be charged for supplies used for the care given to the patient.

Our main donors and partners

Maison Mathieu Froment Savoie

La Maison
Mathieu Froment Savoie

170 rue Sherbrooke
Gatineau J8Y 2L6

# OBNL - 825 908 528 RR0001

Fondation Mathieu-Froment-Savoie

# OBNL - 804963585 RR0001

Téléphone : 819 770-3900

Maison Mathieu Froment Savoie

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