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Programs & Services


Hospice Access

The Hospice Access program coordinates referrals and admissions to all Calgary hospices.

Hospices are specialized health care settings that provide 24 hour inpatient palliative care to individuals nearing the end of life.

For more information visit our website. You can also contact the following services for more informaton and/or to inquire about a referral to hospice.

Contact Details

Intercare Chinook Care Centre

Address
1261 Glenmore Trail SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2V 4Y8
Telephone
403-944-1614 (Hospice Access)
Fax
403-270-9652
Hours of Operation
Note
Service hours not available.
Access
Eligibility

Eligibility requirements:

  • 18 years or older
  • progressive illness with an estimated prognosis 3 months or less
  • extensive evidence of disease and demonstrated rate of deterioration
  • goals of care are focused on comfort, with no further aggressive or invasive treatment intended to cure disease
  • "C1" Goals of Care Designation
  • palliative performance scale (PPS) score of 40% or less
  • care needs that are not able to be met in the current location of care
  • any exceptions to the listed criteria must be discussed with the Manager of Hospice Access
  • valid Alberta Health Care number
  • Calgary Zone Hospices are not able to accommodate patients who are wandering, have VAC (vacuum assisted closure) dressings, require continuous suction, or require Airborne Isolation
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Fees

There is no cost for referral to Hospice Access, however once admitted to hospice patients are responsible for community pharmacy and home oxygen costs. There is no accommodation fee for hospice. Eligible patients will be enrolled in the Alberta Palliative Blue Cross Plan to help with medication costs. Alberta Aids to Daily Living is available to cover costs for home oxygen for individuals who qualify.


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