Concordia Brings Comfort and Care
Concordia is committed to quality end of life care, and supporting people and their loved ones in a deep and compassionate way. The Foundation has fully embraced this as one of our top priorities to raise the funds for the conversion of five acute care patient rooms to become dedicated Comfort Care Rooms.
Our ultimate goal is to create a serene, calm and private environment for people who are nearing the end of life and their families. The renovation of these rooms also includes amenities such as comfortable and warm furnishings that include a pull-out couch for families who wish to remain overnight.
Two of the five rooms have been completed and provided dignity and care since February and in October. These two rooms were made possible through the generosity of the Roger Gripp family in memory of Rev. Mark Gripp and Wawanesa Canada.
The foundation was thrilled when two more donor families came forward to pledge their support for two rooms bringing us closer to our goal. One of the rooms will be a loving tribute in honour of the donor’s mother, mother in law and sister – all named Anna. The “Anna Room” will be dedicated later this spring.
In addition, three families have come to us with an idea for setting up a memorial fund to complete the fifth room. These families have been appreciative of the compassionate care they received at Concordia and wanted to give back and create a lasting legacy in memory of their parents.
“I want to thank you and your staff for the wonderful care they provided my mother during her last days. Please also pass on my gratitude for this beautiful patient room. It was such a gift for my family and me to spend time with my mother in her room. Please accept this donation for support of other rooms in the future”.
“Our mother passed away in May in the very first Comfort Care Room. The comfort of this unit was the perfect setting where we could all be together with mom with no time limit or clock watching during her final days. Our mother’s passing was one of love and peace and we thank you for making this last memory one of dignity and peace. “