Our Mission Statement

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

Helpful Resources

We have a variety of resource available any time you need them.

 

1. Starting the Conversation

Many people believe there is always time, or they don’t know where or how to start the conversation, It can be overwhelming and confusing. It doesn’t have to be. This booklet, “Starting the conversation” is a simple way to help you get started, to share your wishes.

 

2. Confronting a Life-limiting Illness

You are now confronting a late-stage disease. Although this is a difficult and perhaps frightening time you are not alone. There are supportive, compassionate, experienced people in your community who care for you. They can ease your pain and support you and your family through this journey.

 

3. Care for the Caregiver

When you care for a loved one with an advanced illness you are doing a
remarkable thing, but you are also taking on a challenging role. We’re here to
help.

4. Caregiver's Guide

A Caregiver’s Guide is dedicated to those Canadians caring for and about their friends and loved ones on their final journey. We hope this book will provide some extra support and help to them.

 

5. Compassion Fatigue

When you care for a loved one with an advanced illness you are doing a
remarkable thing, but you are also taking on a challenging role. We’re here to
help.

6. Coping with the Death of a Love One

You are in our thoughts…
We here at the GPPCS would like to extend our deepest and most sincere
sympathy to you and your family.

7. Digital Assets in End-of-Life Care

As we increasingly live our lives online – sharing personal information with more
sites and apps than we can probably count – digital assets can’t be overlooked in
end-of-life planning.

8. Teen Grief Handbook

This booklet is designed specifically for teens.
Its purpose is to help you understand and work through your grief. Healing from grief is not easy, and you don’t have to do it alone.
Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society believes in supporting people of all ages by recognizing, understanding and providing tools (or resources) to work through their grief.

9. What to expect when death is near

Dying is a natural part of life, but many people do not have experience caring for someone in their last hours or days of life.

 

10. Let's Talk about "Care"

Ongoing resource guide to local palliative care in our community!

11. Let's Talk about Death

12.Saying Farewell

Thinking about and planning for your eventual death is something that most of us would rather avoid. However, making some decisions and future arrangements can put your mind at rest that your affairs are in order. Speaking to your family and loved ones in advance about your preferences will also make your passing easier on loved ones.

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