Community Awareness & Education
We promote awareness of the concept of hospice palliative care through workshops, guest speakers, and more. We also provide information and resources to the public, caregivers, and the medical community.
Excellent educational material is also available on our Facebook page – Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society.
Biannual Memorial Service
Along with help from the Newell Christian Community NCC, we provide a public service for all those in the community who have lost a loved one. The service is held on the 3rd Sunday in March and September 2:00 in the Long Term Care Solarium at Brooks Health Centre – south entrance. Everyone Welcome!
Note: We will continue Virtual services till Covid-19 rules are removed.
In-Home Bed Program
This popular program supplies four hospital beds and bedside tables free of charge to those palliative care patients who choose to have care at home.
Palliative Care Rooms
There are three palliative care rooms in the Brooks Health Centre and one hospital bed in Bassano Hospital. We provide small refrigerators, kettles, microwaves, blenders, televisions, and recliner chairs for family use. AHS Brooks Health Centre is putting in 5 new palliative care rooms to be open this fall or early winter 2021.
Trees of Hope Campaign
This traditional holiday campaign lights public trees with donations made either as a Christmas greeting or in memory of a loved one.
September Fundraiser Information postponed for 2021 due to covid restrictions.
PRHPCS is offering you an opportunity to help navigate this journey. We will be meeting the 1st or 3rd Monday, Nov. 2020 to April 2021 at the Prairie Pioneers board room at 7 pm. Please feel free to bring a friend. Operating under Covid-19 rules and please check the website for up-to-date information. Please wear a mask. This has concluded for 2021. Please check out on our resource page – www.stronger-lifeconnections.com for grief resources.
With community support we are making up comfort bags for hospice palliative care clients. A friend or family member can fill out a form to request a comfort basket to be delivered to their friend or loved one. Brooks Lutheran Quilt Ladies have donated lap quilts for our bags. Merle Zatylny has supplied the bags. Forms to be available at the nurses unit or through the Palliative Care Resource (PCR) Nurse.
PRHPCS takes part in The Medicine Hat Casino and holds quilt raffles each year. The quilts are donated by Marian Shantz, Duchess, AB. and our Trees of Hope each winter.
Hike for Hospice
Fundraiser planned for May. More information to follow due to Covid restrictions. Postponed for 2021.