About Us

Vision

Cochrane and the surrounding Area is a community with all palliative, end of life, and bereavement care services and supports available.

Mission

To ensure availability of exemplary palliative, end of life, and bereavement care options in the community of Cochrane and the surrounding Area. 


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Guiding Principles & Values

  • Exemplary Services: We serve as a desirable model representing the best of its kind.
  • Sustainability: We endeavour to maintain financial, volunteer, and qualified member resources.
  • Accessibility: We value inclusive, culturally sensitive and equitable supports and services.
  • Confidentiality: We value the privacy of the individual and of the organization.
  • Collaboration: We value partnership, open communication, and community engagement.
  • Respect: We believe that all people are equal and deserve equal access and opportunities.


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What is Hospice?


Thank you to hospicebasics.com for creating this informative video explaining the essentials of hospice care.


Palliative Volunteering

The Cochrane and Area Hospice Society has developed, in collaboration with Alberta Health Services, a volunteer training module which has been completed with nineteen participants having completed the program. This volunteer pool can be an important part of supporting the end-of-life journey in our community, and the video below provides a volunteer perspective. 

We hope you consider getting involved.

The video was kindly made available through the Olds & District Hospice Society. The rooms as shown are not what is presently available in Cochrane. Our goal was to convey the nature of opportunities to be involved in palliative volunteer support.


Our Long Term Goal:

Partnering with Community Senior Facilities to Provide End of Life Support in Collaboration with the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society

The Cochrane and Area Hospice Society has a longer term interest in create collaborative partnerships with local senior care facilities. The goal is to create the availability of dedicated palliative rooms (beds) that would allow those experiencing an end-of-life journey to remain in community during this process.

Models of this type of collaboration are presently under assessment to ensure that a model is developed that suits the needs of the Cochrane and Area community. 

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