The mission of the Olds & District Hospice Society is to provide quality, compassionate care in a home-like setting for those facing death by offering physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and educational support to individuals, their families and community at the end of life and during bereavement.
When cure is no longer an option, the Olds &District Hospice Society provides special care in a comfortable home-like setting where life can be respected and celebrated up to death. They offer a place where friends and family are supported.
They are a volunteer based organization and work closely with local agencies such as Home Care, AHS, local churches and service groups. Clients are encouraged to have input in their care and their end of life journey.
In the Fall of 2018, the Red Deer & District Community Foundation was able to grant the Olds & District Hospice Society $6000.00 through our Smart & Caring Community Fund, that went towards the operational expenses of two hospice suites. These suites are offered to their clients free of charge.
The community has been enriched with a caring and cared for social network through the Olds and District Hospice Society that remains connected by responding with love, support and caring together. Individuals who need this service, are enabled to stay in the community where they are a valued resource.
To date, the Olds & District Hospice Society has supported 240 families, almost 40 of which utilized the suites.