Palliative Home Care services


Making moments matter.

Dignity, comfort, and respect for each individual's end-of-life journey.

support for your unique needs.

At Compassion Network Home Care, we understand that facing a life-limiting illness can be an incredibly challenging time for both patients and their families. Our Palliative Care Services are designed to provide compassionate support, focusing on improving the quality of life, minimizing discomfort, and honoring the personal wishes of our clients.

Our Palliative Care Philosophy

We believe in a holistic approach to palliative care, which addresses not just the physical symptoms but also the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Our goal is to ensure dignity, comfort, and respect for each individual's end-of-life journey.

The Benefits of Palliative Care at Home

Choosing palliative care at home allows patients to remain in a familiar environment, surrounded by their loved ones. This setting can provide a sense of normalcy, comfort, and dignity that is sometimes lost in more clinical settings. Compassion Network Home Care is dedicated to upholding these values, ensuring that patients receive the care they need in the place they love most.

Making the Decision with Compassion

Deciding on palliative care at home is a significant and personal decision that involves careful consideration of the patient's needs, the family's capacity to provide care, and the type of support available. Compassion Network Home Care is committed to providing the information, support, and services needed to make this decision as informed and comforting as possible.

Why Choose Compassion Network for Palliative Care?

  • Personalized Care Plans: Tailored care plans that respect the wishes and needs of each client, developed in close consultation with patients, families, and healthcare professionals.
  • Experienced and Compassionate Team: Our team of caregivers, nurses, and support staff are specially trained in palliative care and are dedicated to providing compassionate and respectful support.
  • Collaboration with Healthcare Providers: We work in tandem with your existing healthcare providers to ensure a coordinated and comprehensive approach to care.
  • Respite Care for Families: Understanding the strain on family caregivers, we offer respite services to allow them time to rest and recharge.

Our Actions

  • Symptom Management: Expert care aimed at relieving symptoms such as pain, nausea, breathlessness, and others, ensuring comfort at all times.
  • Emotional Support: Our care team understands the importance of empathy towards patients and their families.
  • Spiritual: We respect the spiritual beliefs and needs of each individual.
  • Family Support and Education: Offering guidance and support to families, helping them understand the care process and make informed decisions.


How does Compassion Network Home Care expertly match Clients with Caregivers?

Understanding Client Needs

At Compassion Network Home Care, we believe that every individual deserves care that is as unique as they are. Our first step in providing unparalleled home care service is a thorough understanding of our clients' needs. Through detailed assessments, we gather information about medical conditions, personal preferences, and lifestyle choices. This comprehensive profile serves as the cornerstone of our personalized care approach.

Caregiver Selection and Training

Our caregivers are the heart of our service. They are meticulously selected based on their professional qualifications, experience in healthcare, and, most importantly, their innate compassion and empathy. Each caregiver undergoes a strict vetting process, including a comprehensive background check. Our caregivers also undergo regular training, ensuring they are equipped not only to meet the diverse health needs of our clients but also to provide emotional and social support such as with dementia clients.

The Matching Process

The magic happens in the matching process. We pair clients with caregivers by aligning the client's profile with the caregiver's expertise and personality. This careful and considerate process ensures that our clients receive not just a healthcare professional but a companion, someone who truly understands and connects with them on a deeper level.

Ongoing Support and Reassessment

Our commitment to excellence doesn't stop at the match. We continually monitor and reassess the client-caregiver relationship to ensure it remains beneficial. Our team regularly checks in with both clients and caregivers, providing ongoing support and additional training as needed. This dynamic approach allows us to adapt to changing needs and maintain the highest standard of care.

The Impact of a Perfect Match

The results of a perfect match are profound. Clients report improved well-being, not just physically but emotionally and socially. Caregivers feel a sense of fulfillment, knowing they make a real difference in someone's life. Families can rest assured that their loved ones are in capable, caring hands. These successful partnerships often lead to lasting bonds, transforming the nature of home care into something truly special.

At Compassion Network Home Care, we go beyond the basics of health care. Our dedicated team is committed to creating matches that enrich the lives of our clients and caregivers alike. We invite you to experience the difference of a care service that truly understands and responds to your unique needs. Contact us today to learn more about our personalized approach to home care.

Is there a cost for home care services?

Compassion Network Home Care is a locally-owned, private provider of home care services. Normally, you will need to have funding in place to access our services.

Common Home Care Funding Sources
Home Care is typically not funded by:

If you do not have funding in place for home care, it is best to contact Alberta Heath Services (AHS) through 8-11 or the home care office in your health zone:

Are you accredited?

We sure are! Compassion Network is accredited by Accreditation Canada since 2020. Accreditation Canada is an independent, non-profit organization that accredits health care organizations that meet their standards in quality, safety, and efficiency.

Are you bonded?

Employees of Compassion Network are bonded and insured to meet the requirements of Alberta Health Services. All employees must undergo a police information check with a vulnerable sector search.

What are your hours?

  • Our care services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Administrative hours are everyday, including weekends and holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How do I reach you after hours?

To reach us after hours, call 1-877-432-1676 and press extension 3 for triaging. Please note that calls deemed non-urgent will be returned the next business day.

What services are required for a nurse instead of a Health Care Aide?

LPN Nurses provide services such as :

  • Dress wounds and wound care
  • Administer medications out of scope of a Health Care Aide (Narcotics)
  • Injections (e.g. Insulin, Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, Intravenous, PICC, etc.)
  • Deliver health education programs
  • Assessments

Health Care Aides:

  • Assist with bathing, grooming, dressing and other personal hygiene activities
  • Assist with feeding patients
  • Assist with bed transfers, lifting, turning and walking
  • Assist with range of motion exercises
  • Assist with simple wound care, respiratory equipment use or urinary care
  • Report on patient condition to the nurse
  • Assist patients to take their medications
  • Communicate with patients
  • Take and record vital signs

Do you direct bill through Blue Cross?

Yes! Compassion Network Home Care is an authorized provider for Alberta Blue Cross, including AHS' Client Directed Home Care program, and can direct bill for most services.

Do you have a minimum for home care visits?

Providing you with consistent, quality (non-rushed) care is important to us. Our minimum hours for home care service is 3 hours weekly.

Is there a cancellation charge?

There is typically no charges for cancellations made with advance notice. Fees may apply for cancellations made within 48 hours of a scheduled service time.

A wonderful service and company! Very compassionate, informative and understanding. My father passed away before our services even started but the care and follow up we received while trying to coordinate services as well as the check in's after he passed went above and beyond any expectations.
Alanna H.
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