RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY
99 Arnot Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6
Red Deer Hospice provides end-of-life care for those who:
Once it is established that an individual meets admission criteria, our home care palliative case managers and Hospice Care Manager, give priority in this order:
It is time for hospice when:
Hospice is also a potential option for short term respite care for families that are not managing at home or do not intend to plan for a home death.
There is no fee to stay at the Red Deer Hospice. No one is ever denied care due to financial situations. A portion of our operating costs are covered by Alberta Health Services, however, as a not-for-profit society, we depend on donations and fundraising efforts in order to meet our annual operational budget and for all capital/equipment purchases. We ask that you consider making a donation.
Resident families may expect to incur some medication costs. Medication costs are the same as they would be if the resident were at home. All medications in this facility come from Shopper’s Drug Mart Pharmacy at the Bower Place.
Residents who are over age 65 will be partially covered by Senior’s Blue Cross. Everyone at Hospice is registered with Palliative Drug Benefits, which covers the majority of medication costs. Medication coverage from employment benefit plans may also apply.
There are no formal visiting hours at Red Deer Hospice; unless influenced by the current COVID situation in Alberta. Family and friends are encouraged to visit as often as they and the resident wish; as so long as the resident has the energy to do so.
Many residents appreciate knowing when to expect company, and we encourage family and friends to phone us at 403-309-4344 before visiting. Please sign the visitor registry each time you visit, both on arrival and when you leave. Hospice staff reserve the right to ask any visitor exhibiting inappropriate behaviour to vacate the premises.
At admission, our care staff are happy to chat with families about what personal care items to bring with your loved one. This can include anything from a favourite bubble bath and cozy slippers to razors and nail care needs.
Residents are encouraged to use the wall unit in their room to house special mementos from home such as pictures and meaningful items. Please note when choosing these items that we are a scent free facility.
We are unable to allow outside furniture in our facility for health and safety reasons. All furniture in our Hospice is covered in approved health care facility fabric. Please refrain from bringing in kettles or heating pads. If you have any questions specific to your situation, please do not hesitate to ask.
Well behaved pets are welcome to visit during the day. They must be on leash or in a carrier when outside of the resident’s room. They must never be allowed into the kitchen area.