ADHS enhances community capacity by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
No one dies alone.
About Airdrie and District Hospice Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Airdrie and District develop the capacity to provide community hospice support to those faced with end of life palliative care. Includes but is not limited to fostering volunteer programs designed to steward palliative care for individuals and counselling for their families, with life threatening disease thereby enabling them to stay in their home longer.
How We Can Help
- Palliative Care Companions – Specially trained volunteers who can provide a few hours of respite so caregivers can tend to their own needs, such as going shopping or attending an appointment. (Volunteers cannot provide medical care, but they can sit with a person and keep them company.)
- Compassionate Care Fund – Certain medications, aids to daily living, and transportation to visit loved ones in hospice might not be covered by Alberta Health. We might be able to help you with some of these costs courtesy of the Compassionate Care Fund.
- Grief Support Groups – We offer 6-week adult grief support groups four times per year, free of charge. Facilitators are specially trained to provide a supportive and safe environment to share your grief.
- Navigating The System – We can help you learn what services are available to you in the community through all stages before and after a death.
- Education Sessions – Sessions include: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Personal Directives – What they Are; Cooking for One After A Loss; Coping With Grief Over the Holidays; and Goals of Care.
What People Are Saying
"My dad passed after battling brain cancer for a year. My mom took care of him day & night without rest she was struggling. Dad could not be left alone, my sister and I could not miss a lot of work. ADHS the hours they helped us were a blessings for our family. I know I will be forever grateful. "
— Isabel Baez , Read More
"My husband was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. When he arrived home, to give me some respite we contacted ADHS. They spent hours supporting us. We appreciate the professionalism and compassion of this organization & we grew very fond of the volunteers helping us out in a difficult time. "
— Wilma and Andre (November 2018), Read More