In coordination with The Good Samaritan,
Dedicated to creating a home like atmosphere
Our partnership with the Compassionate Care Hospice Society (CCHS) is an extension of the Good Samaritan Mission, Vision and Values to provide home-like environments for individuals and families in need of quality supports through end-of-life transitions. GSS and CCHS recognize the value of collaboration and coming together as a community to give residents and their families a place that provides care, companionship and peace of mind. Good Samaritan Clearwater Centre has a strong history of being a welcoming home for residents and families, and these supportive hospice suites are a continuation of this legacy.
The Hospice Suite is offered free of charge, courtesy of the Compassionate Care Hospice Society. Alberta Health Services covers the cost of personal care and professional services, based on assessed need, through the Home Care Program.
Medication costs are similar to home. The client/family is responsible for payment and partial coverage is available through the Alberta Blue Cross Palliative Care program. If you are not already signed up for this, Home Care, the Palliative Care Resource Nurse or your doctor can help you. Supplies, such as those for ostomy or wound care, adult continence supplies and other specific needs will be discussed with you by the Home Care nurse. Some of the cost of these supplies may be eligible for coverage through the Alberta Aides to Daily Living Program.
All medical care will be provided by your family physician (must have 24 hour availability or on-call coverage). Home Care will work with you and your health care team to create a plan of care individualized for you. The Home Care Case Manager will oversee all aspects of your care. The on-site Licensed Practical Nurses and Health Care Aides will provide hands-on care and support. The Palliative Care Resource Nurse can provide in-depth specialized assessments and recommendations for your care to the health care team. The Hospice Society will also play a supportive role in your care, based on decisions you will make with them regarding the use of their services and volunteers.
The Hospice Society offers five components of care to support you and those you care about:
• Contact Base
• Information Base
• Bereavement Support
• Communication and Advocacy