Virtual Care

Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society


Description
Lends smart devices to anyone living with a life-limiting illness in order for them to connect with loved ones, care partners, and needed support from the community.

Service provides:

  • the lending of smart devices (iPads, Google Hubs, tablets, etc.) to anyone living with a life-limiting illness in order for them to connect with loved ones, care partners, and needed support from the community

Includes:

  • devices pre-loaded with apps, resources, music, books, and more
  • a Google account linked to GoogleDuo, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos, and Grande Prairie Public Library card
  • photos and videos taken on the device will automatically upload to Google Photos as a legacy for family and loved ones to enjoy and review at leisure
  • when the device is returned it will be re-set to factory settings and re-loaded for the next family to use and enjoy
  • the Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society's website, Plan Well Guide, Alberta Health Services Advanced Care Planning, Senior's Best Life, and Alzheimer Society Alberta and Northwest Territories (ASANT) Cafe added to the homepage of each device to browse through
  • GoogleDuo, Zoom, Messenger, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more are installed on the homepage to help individuals connect with loved ones and the community
  • virtual volunteer supports such as virtual visitation and virtual grief companioning

Key Provider: specially trained volunteers, staff
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • anyone who is terminally ill and shut in
Application Process
Service Access: Walk-in / Drop In Service
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times vary based on device and volunteer availability.


Telephone
780-897-0066
Web Site
http://www.gpcare.ca
Email
admin@gpcare.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
September 6, 2023
Address
10134 97 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 7X6
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Hours of Operation
Mon
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Tue
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Wed
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Thu
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Fri
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Program hours vary.