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.
GPHPCSEvents 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:
- 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.
Programs we Offer
Becoming a volunteer is easy. Doing the work is the hard part. Become a volunteer today.
Comfort Care Bags
We provide a variety of needs including care packages.
Memory Globes are a way of remembering those who are important to us.
Community Care Projects
To provide support for mental wellbeing and health of clinicians, families, and volunteers working as frontline caregivers in the palliative end-of-life settings.