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What is the best palliative care hospice for a terminally ill cancer patient?

My mom was recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and although she is currently living with me, it won’t be long before she needs more round the clock care. Where is the best place for someone who for the most part still has all for faculties, but requires full care with pain management? Not looking for private care.

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  1. My mother inlaw went to the stony Plain Hospital/Hospice they were absolutely amazing to both her and our family…

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  2. All the hospice/ palliative care units in Edmonton are all very good.

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  3. we used the one by southgate mall. I cant remember the name but the staff was amazing. they genuinely cared for my dad.. they even cried when he passed away. think it was called st. Joseph’s axillary

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  4. The general hospital on jasper ave and 111 ave

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  5. Lindsay Rose Lindsay Rose says:

    St. Joseph’s on the south side

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  6. Karen Marie Karen Marie says:

    I recommend the Edmonton General when it comes to Palliative Care! Use to work on 9Y and everyone is great there

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  7. Talk to your mother’s family doctor about the need for palliative care, they can start the referrals necessary to get into a hospice program. Anything publicly funded/not private will require a doctor referral, and all should be wonderful places; no one chooses to work in palliative care unless they have serious compassion and passion for their job. You may have to take whatever place has an available bed, as with publicly funded health care there is less choice involved and it’s more so based on need.

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  8. In terms of hospice, they are all wonderful, and considering the limited amount of beds, she will be well cared for no matter where they find a place for her.

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  9. Shelly Zugec Shelly Zugec says:

    My mom spent her time at Norwood Palliative care. Alberta Health Services helped to find a spot for her – starts with her doctor. Hope you find peace on this journey.

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  10. Pam Lenihan Pam Lenihan says:

    Find one close to your home so you can visit often

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  11. Start by calling home care if they aren’t involved already. You should be able to find their info on the Alberta Health Services website. They can also help before she needs to go to a facility and they will help transition to a facility when the time comes.

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  12. Dana McVey Dana McVey says:

    She would have to go through the health care system then. They give options. The one by century park is good, that’s where my best friend ended up at. That was quite a few years ago. I don’t recall the name.

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  13. Foyer Lacombe in St. Albert is wonderful. They are very kind, respectful and treat you as family.

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  14. I have been to all around the city and they are all pretty amazing. It takes very special people to work there and the good ones last. Norwood, Edmonton general, st Joe’s, foyer lacombe, grey nuns and stony. So lucky to have lots of good options. Pick the one closest for your family so it’s one less thing to worry about travel and ease of access. Also speak to her palliative care team, they’ll give good advice

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  15. Shelley Dee Shelley Dee says:

    Edmonton General is by far the best

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  16. My friend who passed away in August of 2017 spent her last weeks at St. Joseph’s Palliative and they were wonderful to her.

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  17. Hope Baalam Hope Baalam says:

    the grey nuns hospital palliative care my husband was there and they were wonderful not only do they give excellent care to the patient they look after the family and have a wonderful program for the kids in our case the grandkids it was a wo nderful and peaceful experience for my husband but the family as well

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  18. Lois Sunley Lois Sunley says:

    my inlaws were in the Youville very nice other friend in Norwood … not so great

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  19. Carmen Shaw Carmen Shaw says:

    Talk to your preference now as many are full and you may not have a choice when the time comes. Best wishes, I went through this diagnosis with my mom as well.

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  20. Faye Segaran Faye Segaran says:

    Edmonton general is good

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  21. Warren David Warren David says:

    hire live in caregiver..

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  22. My mother was in St. Joe’s Hospice on the south side. They have several private rooms and the care was exemplary.

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  23. I know when my uncle was at that same stage we had a nurse come into our home once a day to show me how to administer him his pain meds It was only a few weeks after that he passed they set you up with everything she will need ♥️♥️ He passed peacefully at home ♥️

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  24. Pam Thomas Pam Thomas says:

    I’m a registered nurse at CapitalCare Norwood hospice and have worked there for 28+ years and would highly recommend ❤️❤️

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