A cuddle bed comes to Chatham-Kent Hospice

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The level of compassionate end-of-life care offered at the Chatham-Kent Hospice has reached new heights, thanks to a recent grant.

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The hospice has been able to purchase a new cuddle bed for its residents, thanks to a grant from the South Kent Wind Community Fund, a donor-advised fund in the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation, a media release stated.

The bed is a regular sized bed that can extend to 1.2 meters in width to provide room for cuddling, as well as extend in length to accommodate someone more than seven feet tall (2.1 metres).

The bed can also be used for bariatric patients, hospice officials said.

“We are very excited to now have a cuddle bed in house,” said Sally Jenkins, manager of clinical operations in the release. “We can think of so many opportunities where this bed will help provide more comfort for our residents and their families.

“For example, for the husband and wife who have been married for years will now be able to lay together; a grandma or grandpa will be able to have their grandchildren crawl into bed with them or a resident who needs a bit more space will now have a comfortable bed.”

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