Hospice

Hospice Programs

Hospice programs are specifically designed to provide comprehensive care, that is focused on easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies terminal illness.

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.

In LTC, nursing care is provided 24 hours per day/7 days per week.



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

Our Hospice Team consists of:

Attending Physician provides 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 focuses on maintaining comfort, symptom and preventative management

Resident Care Aides provides personal care and daily assistance

Social Worker supports families with personal, financial / non-financial affairs and community sources enabling the development of a support network and bereavement services

Spiritual Coordinator offers spiritual direction

Trained Volunteers provide 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.

The Hospice Team:

Clinical Team Leader (Chinook Hospice): Rena Richards
Clinical Team Leader (Southwood Hospice): Regina Lagasca
Associate Clinical Team Leader (Chinook Hospice): Roxana Mirauta
Associate Clinical Team Leader (Southwood Hospice): Jenna Cuthbertson
Life Enrichment Coordinator/Volunteer Resources: Jennifer DeLeon
Spiritual Care Coordinator (Chinook Hospice): Sari Shernofsky
Social Worker (Southwood Hospice): Allegra  Samaha
Social Worker (Chinook Hospice): Mirtha Zevallos

 

Additional Resources

Facilities

  • Chinook Hospice
  • 1261 Glenmore Trail SW
  • Calgary, Alberta T2V 4Y8
  • Phone: 403-258-0040
  • Fax: 403-255-7323
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  • Southwood Hospice
  • 211 Heritage Drive SE
  • Calgary, Alberta T2H 1M9
  • Phone: 403-252-0620
  • Fax: 403-252-9291
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  • Southwood Hospice’s Interfaith Chapel and Spiritual Centre offers a place of solitude, sanctuary, prayer and meditation for residents, family, friends and staff.