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.
Recently diagnosed with a life-limiting illness?
GPPCS is here to help you along the way. We have collected and developed resources and work closely with other organization to ensure you are aware of what is available to you, and your loved ones. Below are some common questions people ask with a link to help you get started with answers. Please know that at if you have a question that is not in this list that you are encouraged to contact us directly so we can help you find the information you are seeking.
What will you experience with your care? Your Prognosis? Your feelings?
How to start a conversation with your family about your wishes?
What is Advance Care Planning and why should this matter to you?
Advance Care Planning Toolkit
Where can you find supports and resources for yourself and your loved ones? email us today.
Family and Caregiver Resources
When you care for a loved one with an advanced illness you are doing a remarkable thing, but you are taking on a challenging role. We are here to help you. We will provide you with information, resources, encouragement, and emotional support to give you the information you need to provide care.
Volunteers are an integral part of the palliative care journey. They can help from time of diagnosis through to grief and loss. Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society has a variety of volunteer programs to help clients and families.
Grief is a normal human reaction to loss. Suffering the loss of a loved one can feel unbearable and hopeless. We work with our community to help you through this difficult time.
Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society hosts a multitude of educational events and workshops to help support all aspects of palliative care including:
Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society is a small grass roots not-for-profit that relies on community sponsors, event fundraisers, grants and individual donations to help support our palliative care community.
Donations help in many ways:
- Develop and deliver new programs and supports to help you feel connected.
- Coordination and implementation of volunteer programs both in community and in facility
- Specialized palliative care education for healthcare professionals, caregivers, volunteers and you
- Awareness of palliative care supports, services and resources available to you
- Grief and Caregiver Supports for both the healthcare professional, the volunteer and you
- Equipment and furnishings for Prairie Lakes Hospice to provide comfort and a home-like environment
- Bursaries for palliative care education and betterment for healthcare professionals, caregivers, volunteers and you.
- One-time emergency funding for palliative care families in crisis by referral
What’s happening in our world.
Today is #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement encouraging people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes....
Join us at the Festival of Trees from Nov 25th - 28th with our Memory Tree (located in the lobby), beautifully decorated and sponsored by AMA Grande Prairie - Alberta Motor Association Commemorate a memory of a loved one & support Palliative Care in our...
GIVING TUESDAY IS IN ONE WEEK!!!☝️All donations raised this year will be going towards our Comfort Care Bags! "We make Comfort Care Bags for our clients and their loved ones during this end-of-life journey. Effort is put into tailoring each bag to the individual...
🎄With only 3 DAYS until we are at Evergreen Park for the Festival of Trees with our Memory Tree, we wanted to share our story of why it is so special!🎄 We have been raising donations over the year towards a new bed for the Prairie Lakes Hospice. We have already raised...
🎉#Givingtuesday is 12 days away! 🥳We will be sharing at the end of the week how you can help us make a difference!“We have two days that are good for the economy.Now we have a day that is good for the community too.” #givingtuesday #gppcs #localdonation...
You're invited! Come join us and find out about all our opportunities! You can register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/.../recruitment-lunch-learn... #boardofdirectors #gppcs #gpab
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.