The Red Deer Hospice Society (RDHS) provides residential physical, social, emotional and spiritual care in a community based, home-like setting for individuals who are dying and for their loved ones. They provide comfort care for their residents, and support, education and guidance for their family members of all ages. They do not charge a resident or their family members for any of their care while they’re in the house, or for follow up after their loved one has died. Care is not denied for any reason to a resident who meets their admission criteria.
The Red Deer Hospice Society recognized that dying with dignity and respect is a right of all humans. Individuals facing end of life should have a choice as t the type of care they receive. RDHS recognizes that families are divers and journey with the palliative individual. It is their intent to support not only the palliative client, but their families as well. Their goal is to ensure a resident dies with dignity, enhancing the end of life quality of life. They encourage residents to remain as active in their decision making until the end.
In the Fall of 2018, the Red Deer & District Community Foundation was able to grant $7000.00 from the Smart and Caring Communities Fund towards and upgrade of their call bell system. This new system provides a method of communication for their palliative residents with related access to their clinical care team.