Alberta Health Services

Central Zone - Palliative Care


Description
Provides care for people at the end of life.

Supports people and their families during the dying process and at the end of life. Services are offered in different places, including at home, in health centres, and in continuing care centres.

Services include:

  • assessing and dealing with symptoms
  • giving end-of-life care options
  • planning care at home
  • offering counselling and support
  • helping people access care and resources outside the area
Key Provider: counsellors, dietitians, doctors, palliative care specialists, pastoral care counsellors, pharmacists, registered nurses (RNs), rehabilitation therapists, social workers, volunteers
Eligibility
Yes, Must be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. This includes end-stage chronic disease.
Application Process
Service Access: Telephone Information Line, New clients need to call Continuing Care Access Centre toll free intake line at: 1-855-371-4122 weekdays from 8:15am - 8:30pm and weekends from 8:15am - 4:30pm. Existing clients contact their local office as normal.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Waiting times vary depending on the urgency of need at the time of referral.

Telephone
780-853-5305
Fax
780-853-4786
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: Yes - Ambulance Bay
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
June 29, 2012
Address
5720 50 Avenue
Vermilion, AB, T9X 1K7

This facility provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department.


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Hours of Operation
Mon
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM