Our Community Hospice Services will soon become the Living with Advanced Illness Centre!
We asked and you told us…
The Hospice Calgary department that provides counselling, education, and group programs for those impacted by advanced illness is currently named Community Hospice Services. You told us this name is confusing and doesn’t accurately describe the services offered.
We are excited to share that we heard your feedback and will be changing the name to the Living with Advanced Illness Centre! These services will continue to be a part of Hospice Calgary, along with the Children’s Grief Centre and Rosedale Hospice.
What does this mean for the community?
Often when people hear the word “hospice”, they think of a residential hospice only. With our new name, the Living with Advanced Illness Centre, people will know that they can call us for support much earlier in their illness; not just at end of life. The Centre’s mission will be to continue to provide a family-centred, integrated, community-based approach to improved quality of life for those impacted by advanced illness. The Living with Advanced Illness Centre offers:
- Care and support beyond the bedside
- A place for difficult conversations about advanced illness
- Tools to help with grief
- Commitment towards building compassionate communities
We hope that this new name shares our goal to help people live well during illness and encourage them to play an active role in their care, connect with others, and get support for their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, as well as gain practical knowledge to help with their journey.