Palliative Care In Calgary

When your loved one is in the process of letting go of life, it’s important they have someone present who shows care and compassion. It’s Ohana Care’s honour and privilege to provide you or your loved one with palliative care services.

What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative care, otherwise known as end-of-life care, is care provided to those who are struggling with serious illnesses or are ready to pass away from old age. As your loved one nears death, you may notice that they sleep longer, have less energy, eat less or withdraw from friends and family members. This is normal and necessary to the dying process. For more information about palliative end-of-life care, talk to your health care provider. We are here for you to listen and explain the care process.

Your Trusted Palliative Care Service in Calgary

Our palliative care team strives to prioritize the comfort and quality of life of your loved one. Our hospice services address physical symptoms, spiritual concerns, and provide social support.

In-Home Care

We take great care to provide palliative patients with in-home care to support their personal care needs - whether that means helping your loved one with laundry, food preparation, medication, or even emotional and spiritual support.

Out-of-Home Care

Whether you or your loved one needs help with errands, picking up prescriptions, shopping, or getting exercise, Ohana Care will provide services and out-of-home assistance

Why Choose Ohana Care Palliative Services

Ohana Care’s approach is based on compassion, gentleness and calmness. We recognize that each life is unique and requires individualized care.

Specially Trained Caregivers

Our specialty caregivers understand the changes that occur over the last weeks of life and ensure you or your loved one is equipped with the necessary care to meet unique needs.

Flexible Care

Whether you need 24-hour care or once-a-week support, our caregivers are committed to providing you with all the care needed to ensure all needs are met.

Enhanced Focus on All Dimensions of Wellness

We focus on providing services that support all aspects of health and wellness. Whether you require long-term care, companion care, or more, we’re here for you.

How to Hire a Home Care Professional

Email or Call Us

Contact us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Meet a Community Manager

Our management will build a care plan based on your health care needs.

Get Paired with an HCA or LPN

Match with an HCA or LPN based on your location, needs, and personal preferences.

Palliative Care Intake Process

Once you're ready to proceed with palliative care services from Ohana Care, we will connect you with one of our community managers to create a care plan focused on your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take guidance from your own experience with the person since you know them best – be their advocate. Be there if possible, chatting and laughing to ease tension and bring you closer together. Silence can also be a powerful way of communicating when words can't be found.

Many changes occur when you or your loved one is in palliative care. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

  • Longer sleeping periods
  • Will commonly have reduced or absent hunger and/or thirst
  • For some persons, confusion and restlessness can occur
  • Breathing changes
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control or constipation
  • Chest Congestion
  • Skin color and temperature changes
  • Muscle twitching
  • Eyes may become dry and lose their ability to focus
  • Elevated temperature is common
  • Pain which requires symptom management as stated or by visibly noticing agitation or furrowed brow.

The four types of palliative care offered in the Calgary zone are in a hospital, personal residence, hospice, or care centre. At Ohana Care, we provide palliative care in you or your loved ones' private residence or at a continuing care centre. If your loved one is currently in the hospital, Alberta Health Services will provide care in their palliative care Calgary unit.

Typically, palliative care is provided shortly after one is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

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If you or one of your family members require senior home care services, contact us by filling out the contact form below. We will contact you as soon as possible to book your free caring consultation and set up your care plan. We can't wait to hear from you!

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