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Hospices in YYC

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Hi Everyone! I hope you had a remarkable November and eagerly await the December festivities that are fast approaching. This month I took a look into three hospice facilities to provide you with some information about the characteristics that you … MORE

Alberta Health Link

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Health Link (403-943-5465 Calgary or 1-866-408-5465 toll free) is an Alberta Health Services (AHS) affiliated telephone service that is known for “helping people avoid trips to the emergency room.” They primarily offer symptom-based advice, but can also be a very … MORE

Acting as your spouse’s caregiver: relationship complexities

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A spouse’s diagnosis of life-limiting illness is a roller coaster in itself. Without conscious decision, you find yourself coming into the role of caregiver: taking notes at doctors appointments, picking up medication and ensuring that it has been dispensed properly, … MORE

So I think I’m interested in palliative home care – who will provide the medical equipment and supplies needed in my home?

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Hello Calgary! I have my fingers crossed that warm weather is just around the corner. I hope you are all staying healthy and warm on this rainy day. After the last blog on the AHS palliative home care program, we … MORE

Death Cafe

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Death Café: Where strangers eat cake, drink tea, and talk about death. Hi Calgary, I hope you’ve had some time to enjoy the warm turn of weather! Today we’re talking about Death Cafés – a fascinating new phenomenon popping up … MORE

Palliative home care: What it is, how you can access it, and what you need to know in order for it to be successful.

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  Many people are interested in dying at home, but don’t know what steps to take in order for this to happen successfully and peacefully. Palliative home care is a program offered by Alberta Health Services, for individuals who have … MORE

Aspen Care Calgary is now on Twitter!

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@AspenCareYYC is has joined the masses of Twitter fans around the globe! Come connect with us as we keep you up-to-date on the latest findings in aging healthcare, Alberta Healthcare policies and practices, resources and activities in your community, and … MORE

How to use our resources page: A look at our featured care facilities

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Hi Calgary!   I’m excited to talk to you about our resources page – particularly the section that offers information on care facilities. Have you ever gotten a call from a loved one’s doctor suggesting that you start exploring supportive … MORE

Your options for home care services

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   I predict great things for Aspen Care this year, and hope you all come along for the ride. Keep checking our blog for new articles on health, wellness, aging, and resources in Calgary, and come follow us on Twitter … MORE

Volunteering in hospice palliative care

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My love for hospice and palliation was born in 2008, when I began volunteering at the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver, BC. It was there that I developed my profound love and respect for end-of-life care. To say the … MORE