Hospice Calgary respects patient autonomy and the wish to have allied health practitioners or non-prescribed medications continue to be part of care at Rosedale Hospice.
Patients may continue to see their complementary therapists at Rosedale Hospice (e.g. massage therapist, Reiki therapist, alternative health practitioner).
Palliative care doctors are specialists in the treatment of pain. Our experience supports that near the end of life most people do not become addicted to their pain medicine. Staff assess each patient and assure their safety before and after medications are given
Our interprofessional team will work closely with the patient and family to ensure pain and all other physical symptoms are assessed on admission and on an ongoing basis. All symptoms will be managed to the best of the team’s ability until death. For some people pain and other distressing symptoms never develop.