What is Palliative Care
Palliative Care is specialized client-centered end-of-life care. It aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying.
Palliative Care supports people living with life-threatening illnesses. It provides care for patients and their loved ones to meet each individual’s
- Medical needs
- Psychological needs
- Social needs
- Spiritual needs
- Practical needs
Where is Care Provided?
Palliative care considers that dying is an important part of living and that it is essential to manage pain and other symptoms effectively so that those facing death, and their loved ones, can devote their energies not to fighting physical discomfort, but to embrace the time they have left together.
Palliative Care Providers
These people all work together with friends and family to ease difficult life passages.
What is happening in our world.
Our Wish List We are in desperate need of items for Comfort Care Bags! We are seeking a donation of Crossword, Word-search, Sudoku, crib boards, bubbles, play-doe/clay and adult colouring books for our Comfort Care Bag Program. These items go into the Comfort Care...read more
We have a variety of volunteering opportunities: Volunteers for Events Memory Tree Volunteers at Festival of Trees – volunteers help create awareness about Palliative Care, help set up and take down display, assist visitors with hanging memory cards on the tree and...read more
Comfort Care Bags What are Comfort Care Bags? In simplest terms the comfort care bag is made up of donated items to provide comfort to the palliative care person, their families and loved ones in this journey of their life and to let families know they are...read more
Palliative Care Doctor and author Kathryn Mannix argues that it's time to break the taboo that exists around deathplease watch link:https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/dying-is-not-as-bad-as-you-think/p062m0xtread more
Lake Saskatoon Community Club 1927-1985 who’s motto is “To sow gladness of heart, to help one another and to promote the highest welfare of the community” generously donated the remainder of Frances Ramsden’s Legacy Fund to Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society for...read more
Mayor Bill Given proclaimed National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2019The Proclamation read as follows:89% of people with life-limiting illness, such as a progressive neurological illness, organ failure, or frailty could benefit from palliative care.Hospice palliative...read more
Kelsi McInnes BMT, MTA Kelsi is an accredited music therapist, wife and mother of two. Music has been a part of her world since she was a little one and she finds joy and excitement in sharing it with a new generation of melody makers, while keeping it in the lives of...read more
Jody Walker Mental Health Promotion Facilitator Alberta Health Services Grande Prairie, Alberta Jody Walker works as the Mental Health Promotion Facilitator with Alberta Health Services in Grande Prairie, AB and have been a MHFA (basic) instructor since March 2016....read more
Wendy Duggleby, PhD, RN Associate Dean of Research, Professor, Endowed Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life, Director of Innovations in Seniors' Care Research Unit Nursing About Me My areas of research interest include Gero-oncology, psychosocial...read more
Thank You to our Sponsors
Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society is the connection and advocates in the community for end-life-care. We support multiple programs and community events to raise awareness.