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Some of the ways you can help make a difference.

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Compassionate Communities in Palliative Care

Community’s residents recognize that care for one another at times of crisis and loss is not simply a task solely for health and social services but is everyone’s responsibility.

Caring and Dedicated

We are committed to establishing and maintaining expert end of life care for our community members with a terminal illness and providing support for their families.

Nav-Care

Specially-trained volunteers help improve the lives of people living with serious illness.  Nav-CARE volunteers create connections to community services, resources, and provide caring, consistent emotional support.

Comfort Care Bags

Helps make the person dying and their loved ones time together as comfortable as possible with reassurance that the community and care team are there to support them through this difficult time.

 

Virtual Care

Smart devices (ipads, tables, smartwatches) are utilized to help persons with a life limiting illness stay at home longer and connect to their community and family.

Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Aftercare Resources

Programs, resources, supports from time of diagnosis through to aftercare.

Our Mission Statement.

“To establish and maintain expert end-of-life care and support for the community.”

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?

Care can be provided at home, in hospitals, in nursing homes or in free-standing pieces.

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.

Physicians

Nurses

Physio Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Volunteers

Counsellors

News

What is happening in our world.

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Is seems like yesterday was Christmas and now we’re at the end of February! The days are getting longer and brighter with spring is just around the corner and so are the events we’re planning. Use the interactive PDF Viewer below, or click here to see our newsletter....

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Newsletter Summer 2018

Palliative “Care” is Grande Prairie Hospice’s quarterly newsletter for donors and supporters, showcasing articles and information about the people and events that enrich our community. A printed version of this newsletter is distributed through the mail, while a PDF...

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Our Wish List

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...

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Give Today

“You matter because you are, you matter until the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully but also to live until you die.” -Dr. Cicely Saunders

About Us

At Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society, our mission is to establish and maintain expert end-of-life care for community members with a terminal illness and to provide support for their families.

  • We are a voice for the community
  • We are an ear to public need
  • We are a hand in action

Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society advocates for, and is the connection in the community for end-life-care.

 

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.

 

 

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Past Supporters

 

If you would like to know more about becoming a funder or supporter for Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society please contact us.