Palliative Care Companion

Airdrie and District Hospice Society

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Description
Provides palliative care companion volunteers for caregiver respite.

Service offers:

  • specifically trained volunteers who can provide a few hours of respite so caregivers can tend to their own needs such as shopping or attending an appointment

Volunteers cannot provide medical care, but can sit with a person and keep them company. All volunteers receive 16 hours of compassionate care training from Alberta Health Services.


Key Provider: volunteers
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to individuals:
  • residing in Airdrie, Balzac, Carstairs, Crossfield, Irricana, Kathryn, Keoma, and Madden
  • who are caring for someone with a life-limiting illness
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, To access service:
  • referral from a physician, nurse, palliative care program, or Alberta Health Services verifying end of life is required
Once referred, an application and safety check are established as well as the needs of the family.
Referral Process: Yes,

Referral from a physician, nurse, palliative care program, or Alberta Health Services verifying end of life is required.




Waiting Period: Yes,

There may be a waiting period. Can depend on overall family needs but typically only the length of the application process and screening.


Telephone
403-880-0424
Web Site
https://www.airdriehospice.ca
Email
contact@airdriehospice.ca
Languages
English - Other languages may be available based on the volunteer pool. Contact for details. 
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: Yes,

Annual Individual $10.00 (anyone in good standing)




Documents Required

Referral from a physician, nurse, palliative care program, or Alberta Health Services verifying end of life is required.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
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Agency Information
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Last Verified On
September 14, 2023
Location
Airdrie
Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Tue
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wed
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Thu
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Fri
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM