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Intercare Corporate Group Inc - Calgary Alberta

Hospice Programs

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Intercare Corporate Group Inc. opened it's first Hospice Unit in March 2005. Chinook Hospice, a 14 bed unit, and Southwood Hospice, a 24 bed Hospice, promises to provide those clients facing terminal illness the best quality of alternative care. Referrals to Hospice are made through the Alberta Health Services / Calgary Zone  Palliative Care Team or through the Family Physician.

Hospice is about living life to the fullest in a secure, respectful and compassionate environment. Comprehensive care, focused on easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies terminal illness, is offered by the hospice team-our dedicated and specialized team of professionals.

Services

In fulfilling Intercare's vision of being the "Heart of Excellence", Hospices offers:

  • A warm and supportive living environment
  • Flexibility and encouragement for clients, their families and friends
  • Personal care and assistance with daily living activities
  • Counseling services for emotional and spiritual support
  • Educational opportunities for clients, families and the care team
  • To work with the local community to facilitate a broader understanding of hospice life

The Hospice Team

  • Attending Physician providing care in collaboration with the hospice team and in consultation with palliative care physician consultants.
  • Clinical Team Leader is responsible for the overall operation of the Hospice Unit and coordinates care with residents, families, staff and Attending Physicians.
  • Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses focused on maintaining comfort, symptom and preventative management
  • Resident Care Aides to provide personal care and daily assistance
  • Social Worker supporting families with personal, financial / non-financial affairs and community sources enabling the development of a support network and bereavement services
  • Spiritual Coordinator offering spiritual direction
  • Trained Volunteers providing friendly support, companionship, encouragement and assistance in activities of daily living
  • Contract Pharmacist ensures that the most appropriate and safest medications are provided and reviews medications with the Attending Physician and nursing staff
  • On-call and twenty-four hour medical availability

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of our key staff, the people who are responsible for the care of our residents:

Clinical Team Leader (Chinook Hospice) Rena Richards
Clinical Team Leader (Southwood Hospice) Monique Vanderveen
Associate Clinical Team Leader (Chinook Hospice) Roxana Mirauta
Associate Clinical Team Leader (Southwood Hospice) Regina Lagasca
Life Enrichment Coordinator/Volunteer Resources Jennifer DeLeon
Spiritual Care Coordinator (Southwood Hospice) Marji Krahn
Spiritual Care Coordinator (Chinook Hospice) Sari Shernofsky
Social Worker (Southwood Hospice) Bob Parker
Social Worker (Chinook Hospice) Mirtha Zevallos
 
Chinook Hospice
1261 Glenmore Trail SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2V 4Y8
Phone: 403-258-0040
Fax: 403-255-7323
 

Southwood Hospice
211 Heritage Drive SE
Calgary, Alberta   T2H 1M9
Phone: 403-252-0620
Fax: 403-252-9291

 

Hospice Brochure (899 KB)

 

Southwood Hospice now offers a place of solitude, sanctuary, prayer and meditation for  residents, family, friends and staff -- our Interfaith Chapel and Spiritual Centre.

 

 

 

   
 
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