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Programs 2017-11-01T15:52:58+00:00

What programs does Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society provide?

Promote education of health care professionals and volunteers who deliver end-of-life care.

•The Society provides financial support for Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End of Life Care (LEAP) training. The purpose of the course is to increase the palliative care expertise of the medical professionals in the Grande Prairie and surrounding area in order 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. The course is facilitated annually by local professionals.

 

Increase awareness of hospice palliative care in our community and region.

•GPHPCS Events Committee works in the region to increase the awareness of hospice palliative care. Service clubs, organizations, and groups may contact us at 780-897-0066 to request us to attend a meeting to present.
•We provide financial support for LEAP Training (see questions 2) 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

Advocate for end-of-life care resources in our community and region.

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

 

Where is Care Provided?

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

Hospice 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.

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What services does Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society provide? 2017-10-02T16:29:40+00:00

 

 

Promote education of health care professionals and volunteers who deliver end-of-life care.

  • The Society provides financial support for Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End of Life Care (LEAP) training. The purpose of the course is to increase the palliative care expertise of the medical professionals in the Grande Prairie and surrounding area in order 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. The course is facilitated annually by local professionals.

Increase awareness of hospice palliative care in our community and region.

  • GPHPCS Events Committee works in the region to increase the awareness of hospice palliative care. Service clubs, organizations, and groups may contact us at admin@gphospice.ca to request us to attend a meeting to present.
  • We provide financial support for LEAP Training (see questions 2) 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

Advocate for end-of-life care resources in our community and region.

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

    Please contact our office at admin@gphospice.ca more information.

How is Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society funded? 2017-08-17T10:06:31+00:00

Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society relies on fundraising events, donations from our community and grants.

What is Hospice Palliative Care? 2017-08-17T10:04:33+00:00

Hospice palliative care is whole-person health care that aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying.

Hospice palliative care strives to help patients and families:

  • address physical, psychological, social, spiritual and practical issues, and their associated expectations, needs, hopes and fears
  • prepare for and manage self-determined life closure and the dying process
  • cope with loss and grief during the illness and bereavement.

Hospice palliative care is appropriate for any patient and/or family living with, or at risk of developing, a life-threatening illness due to any diagnosis, with any prognosis, regardless of age, and at any time they have unmet expectations and/or needs, and are prepared to accept care.

Hospice palliative care may complement and enhance disease-modifying therapy or it may become the total focus of care.

Hospice palliative care is most effectively delivered by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers.

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Volunteer

How can you volunteer? We offer a variety of volunteer programs both in facility and in the community: Friendly Visitor - one to one companioning providing friendship and shared activities Pet Visitation - companioning through [...]

Our Vision

Ensuring resources and expert end-of-life care will be available when needed in our community.

Our Mission

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
  • Progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they  die;
  • the needs of both the patient and family need to be  identified and met throughout the last phase of life and into  bereavement;
  • all members of our community should have access to  palliative care that includes management of pain and other symptoms and  provision of psychological, social, spiritual and practical support;
  • all members of our community who are diagnosed  palliative and their families should have access to services and  supports that:
    • address their physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs;
    • prepare them for the final stages of life and life’s closure;
    • help them cope with the loss and grief during the illness and bereavement;
  • people have the right to die with dignity and support  where they choose be whether it is at home, in acute care, or in  continuing care or private facilities;
  • it is the community’s responsibility to care together for  people who are palliative by loving and bearing the weight of others;
  • in living and dying well.

Our Beliefs

We believe

  • all members of our community have the right to expert  end-of-life care that aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality  of living and dying;
  • palliative care helps all those with advanced,  progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they  die;
  • the needs of both the patient and family need to be  identified and met throughout the last phase of life and into  bereavement;
  • all members of our community should have access to  palliative care that includes management of pain and other symptoms and  provision of psychological, social, spiritual and practical support;
  • all members of our community who are diagnosed  palliative and their families should have access to services and  supports that:
    • address their physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs;
    • prepare them for the final stages of life and life’s closure;
    • help them cope with the loss and grief during the illness and bereavement;
  • people have the right to die with dignity and support  where they choose to be whether it is at home, in acute care, or in  continuing care or private facilities;
  • it is the community’s responsibility to care together for  people who are palliative by loving and bearing the weight of others;
  • in living and dying well.