About Our Charity
The Red Deer Hospice is a free standing residential end-of-life care facility located in the quiet neighborhood of Anders on the Lake in south Red Deer. Our sixteen private rooms ensure peace, intimacy and dignity for residents and family.
Our care follows the hospice palliative care philosophy of advocating for the needs of the terminally ill; emphasizing living fully until the end in comfort and with dignity. Focus is placed on the physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological needs of the resident and their loved ones.
With comfort and compassion our main priorities, residents are assessed on an ongoing basis; pain is effectively managed and the treatment plan is adapted to respond to changing conditions. With 24-hour professional nursing care, trained staff and volunteers, we work together to ensure that each resident receives individualized care. Loved ones are informed and active decision makers.
Eligible clients will be those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and are declared to be palliative. The admission process to the Hospice starts with a conversation with your physician, charge nurse or home care nurse. Referral and admission are directed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) Home Care Case Manager. Admission to the Hospice is based on medical criteria not the client's ability to pay. Residents are not charged a fee to stay at Red Deer Hospice. While some costs are offset by Alberta Health Services, we rely mainly on charitable donations to cover the costs of care. We are happy to accept donations to help cover these costs.
The Red Deer Hospice Society will provide physical, social, emotional and spiritual care in a community based, home-like setting for individuals who are dying and for their loved ones.
The Red Deer Hospice Society recognizes death as a part of life's journey. Our commitment is to provide compassionate care so people can die in peace, comfort and dignity with support for them and their loved ones.
What People Are Saying
"From the minute Mom was wheeled into their care every staff member made us feel that absolutely nothing else mattered but making Mom's last days as comfortable as possible. You have walked with us through our darkest days and have made me a better person through your compassion and care."
— Submitted to Red Deer Advocate by family - Monday, March 3, 2014
"What you do for the people who are walking this difficult journey is felt forever; both for the people whose journey on earth ends with you and for those of us who carry on. Thank you for the difference you make. I am eternally grateful."
— Wife of Resident