2024 Live Butterfly Campaign

On June 21st, hundreds of Painted Lady butterflies were individually packed and distributed via curbside pick up at Red Deer Hospice as part of their Live Butterfly Campaign.  Running for its fourth year, the fundraiser offered individuals the opportunity to purchase live butterflies and release them in a location that was meaningful to them while supporting end-of-life care in Central Alberta.

17th Annual Run Hike for Hospice

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everyone’s participation, dedication, and generosity in making our 17th Annual Run Hike for Hospice presented by RSM Canada such a success! We are thrilled to share that we have not only reached but exceeded our fundraising goal, raising over $60,000 to enhance end-of-life care in our community.

Spring 2024 Compassion Connections Newsletter

Our Spring 2024 Newsletter is here! Learn about our partnership with The Red Deer Twilight Homes Foundation for our recent Community Matching Gift Campaign, our generous donors, our annual Run Hike event and more!

Red Deer Hospice Receives Accreditation Primer Award

Red Deer Hospice is pleased to announce they have recently achieved Accreditation Primer status, awarded by Accreditation Canada.

After preparing for two years, staff, board members, residents and families were interviewed on-site at Red Deer Hospice by Accreditation Canada Surveyors in October. The evaluation covered areas of Hospice’s strategic planning, service delivery, communications, human resources, ethics and risk management.

Hospice recently received a detailed report from Accreditation Canada, which stated the organization had scored 99%. “Achieving a near-perfect score confirms we have very high standards when it comes to the care of our residents,” said Jerri Taylor, Hospice’s Executive Director. “Every day, we live our mission of providing a peaceful and compassionate end-of-life journey.”

The Accreditation Primer was the organization’s first step in their accreditation journey. It allowed Hospice to identify areas of improvement and familiarize themselves with the process before they begin the full accreditation program, called Qmentum, in 2025.

I am very proud of the entire team and the hard work they put into this,” said Hospice Board Chair, Candace Spurrell. “When you see the Accreditation Canada Primer seal, residents and families can be certain that everyone at Red Deer Hospice is working hard to deliver safe and quality care.”

Red Deer Hospice Seeking Holiday Support

Red Deer Hospice, a residential home for the terminally ill, is seeking donations this holiday season.

Hospice staff are making every effort to give their residents and families one last memorable Christmas together. The home is decorated, cheerful music plays in the common area and the aroma of holiday baking fills the halls. On Christmas morning, each resident receives a special gift and enjoys a delicious turkey dinner, cooked in-house by Hospice’s talented chefs.

“Our mission is to support a peaceful and compassionate end-of-life journey,” said Jerri Taylor, Hospice’s Executive Director. “Not only during the holidays, but throughout the entire year.” Because residents are never charged a fee, Hospice relies on donations to make them as comfortable as possible in their last stage of life.

Year-round, donor funds are used to provide home-cooked meals for residents and their families, specialty beds and mattress, medical equipment, furnishings, therapeutic bathing systems, personal care items and much more.

“We hope the community considers our residents who are spending their final days here,” stated Taylor. “Especially during this special time of year.” To make a donation to Red Deer Hospice, please visit www.reddeerhospice.com/donate.

Red Deer Hospice Launches Memorial Angel Fundraiser

Red Deer Hospice is kicking off the holiday season with their 4th Annual Memorial Angel Campaign.

The 24k gold-plated ornaments, accented with Swarovski crystal, are $25.00 each. All proceeds raised from the campaign will go directly to resident comfort and care at Red Deer Hospice.

When a resident passes away, memorial angel ornaments are placed in the window of Hospice’s Sanctuary Room. At the end of each year, the care team hosts a private ceremony, where the angels are moved to the Hospice Memorial Tree. “It’s a time of reflection,” said Jerri Taylor, Red Deer Hospice’s Executive Director. “Our staff remember and share memories of the residents they cared for during their time at Hospice.”

In 2020, Red Deer Hospice launched their first Memorial Angel Campaign Fundraiser, offering replicas of the ornaments for sale to the public. “It’s a wonderful way to honour someone who has passed away, even if it wasn’t at Hospice,” said Taylor. All proceeds go towards Hospice’s mission of supporting a peaceful and compassionate end-of-life journey.”

Memorial Angels can be purchased on our site or by calling 403-309-4344.

Red Deer Hospice: A sanctuary for terminally ill patients and their families

Nestled in Anders neighbourhood, Red Deer Hospice prides itself on creating a space that feels like home, ensuring residents and their families are treated with dignity and kindness in their final moments.

Read full article on the Red Deer Advocate.

16th Annual Run Hike for Hospice

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! The sun was shining, and our new location at Bower Ponds proved to be a wonderful place to make memories and honour loved ones with friends and family. Thank you for making our 16th Annual Run Hike for Hospice presented by RSM such a success!

2022 Handbag Auction & Lunch

2022 Live Butterfly Release