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Programs

Programs

Comfort Care Bags

Help make the last days together as comfortable as possible with reassurance that the community is there to support them.

Companioning Thru Grief

A safe, non-judgemental, sacred space for someone as they bear the weight of their grief.

Compassionate Community in Palliative Care

We are a compassionate community that promotes living well by supporting others through care-giving, dying, and grieving.

ML Clarkson Bursary

Marion Clarkson’s contribution to make affordable education opportunities.

Nav-Care

Specially-trained volunteers help improve the lives of people living with serious illness.

One-time Emergency Funding

GPPCS awards one-time funds for situations where no other funding is available.

Sheepskin Loaner Program

Borrow one of our medical grade sheepskins for you or a loved one.

Virtual Care

Helping persons with life limiting illness stay at home longer and keep connected to their community and loved ones.

Virtual Pen Pal

Become a pen pal today and make someone’s day a little brighter.

Volunteer Today

Becoming a volunteer is easy. Doing the work is the hard part. Become a volunteer today.

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 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.

 

 

GPPCS provides financial support for health care professionals, caregivers and volunteers. Our goal is to increase the palliative care expertise in Grande Prairie and surrounding area to improve the delivery of end of life care to patients and families. In addition, it is an opportunity for professionals to learn about the palliative care resources available to the community. 

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 780-897-0066 to request us to attend a meeting to present.
  • We promote education and mental wellness of health care professionals and volunteers who deliver end-of-life care
  • 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

Advocate for end-of-life care resources.

  • Ensure patients and families have access to information and resources concerning their care from time of diagnosis
  • Ensure patients and families are aware of our volunteer programs early on in diagnosis to help them feel supported along the whole journey
  • Connect patients and families with grief, loss, bereavement and aftercare resources

We assist Clients and families in financial need

The Society awards one time funds for situations where no other funding is available. The Society reserves the right to determine the eligibility of applicants and a number of funds awarded based on need and funds available. Funds may be awarded for:

  • Counseling
  • Medications
  • Supplies
  • Equipment
  • Emergency Situations

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 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

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