At Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society, we support seniors, individuals, and their families to receive compassionate programs, education, and advocacy to improve quality of life from diagnosis to dying and grieving.
- We are a voice for the community
- We are an ear to public need
- We are a hand in action
Where is Care Provided?
Care can be provided at home, in hospitals, in nursing homes, or in free standing hospices.
Palliative care considers that dying is an important part of living. It is essential to manage pain and other symptoms effectively so that those facing death can devote their energies not to fighting physical discomfort, but to embrace the time they have left with their loved ones.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is a specialized client-centered end-of-life care involving comfort measure. 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 needs, such as:
What programs and services does Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society provide?
- Comfort Care Bags
- Companioning Through Grief
- ML Clarkson Bursary
- One-time Emergency Funding
- Sheepskin Loaner
- Training Opportunities
- Virtual Care
- Virtual Pen Pal
GPPCS is always looking for opportunities to increase awareness of palliative care in our community and region.
GPPCS Events Committee works in the region to increase the awareness of palliative care. Service clubs, organizations, and groups may contact us at [email protected] to request us to attend a meeting to present.
We provide financial support for LEAP Training and volunteer training.
Information booths are set up in the community to provide information to the general public
We network with other agencies and societies to ensure they are aware of services offered to best suit the needs of their clients.
GPPCS advocates for end-of-life care resources in our community and region.
Please contact our office at [email protected] more information.
Is there any cost to your programs or services?
How is Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society funded?
Are you located in the Prairie Lakes Hospice?
Can I have a volunteer visit a loved one at home?
Meet our staff at GPPCS
The Board of Directors