What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care provides physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and practical support to individuals and their loved ones coping with life-threatening illness. It brings family members, friends, volunteers, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals together as a care giving team to enable patients to live their remaining days in dignity and comfort, surrounded by people who love them.
Who is Regina Palliative Care Inc. (RPCI)?
Regina Palliative Care Inc., a non-profit organization, is a volunteer Board of Directors, from within the Regina Health District, who share a common interest in the development and promotion of palliative care for clients and families in our community.
RPCI is committed to fundraising for palliative home care, acute care and long term care including education, bereavement, music therapy and volunteer programs as well as providing a resource centre. RPCI issue income tax deductible receipts for donations made to the organization.
Where is RPCI located?
The Regina Palliative Care Inc. office is located in the Pasqua Hospital, within the Palliative Care Services office:
Regina Palliative Care Inc.
4101 Dewdney Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan S4T 1A5
Phone: (306) 766-2300
What is the Palliative Care Services Volunteer Program?
The Volunteer Program consists of volunteers who provide sensitive and skilled care in the setting most appropriate for you-in the acute care facility, the long term care home or at your place of residence. There is no charge to you or your family for volunteer services.
What can volunteers do for me and my family?
On the Palliative Care Unit, volunteers provide social and emotional support to you and your family. They help coordinate various activities and special events such as Coffee Parties and Pet Therapy. While in long term care, volunteers provide companionship and comfort measures. The volunteer who comes to your home can offer respite care for your family, friendship and support. Individual volunteers are carefully matched with you and your family by interest, geographical location, age and time requirements. Other volunteers support bereaved families through a bereavement phone call program.
How do I arrange for volunteer service?
Your System Wide Admission and Discharge Department coordinator, you, your family member, a friend, your home care nurse, or others are welcome to contact the Volunteer Manager, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 766-2384.
What is SWADD?
SWADD is the System Wide Admission Discharge Department.
What does the SWADD Palliative Care coordinator do for me?
The SWADD Palliative Care coordinator will meet with you to discuss and plan for Palliative Care Services. Your SWADD coordinator is responsible for and will assist you and your family with assessment of your needs, care coordination, planning and implementation of your care.
How do I access the SWADD Palliative Care Coordinator?
You, your family, a friend or a health care professional can call 766-7200 to request services. A referral will then be made to the SWADD Palliative Care coordinator who will arrange to visit you. The coordinator, you and your family will discuss your care needs, developing a coordinated care plan.
Can I Make Donations to Palliative Care?
Yes. Gifts to palliative care are appreciated. Please visit our Support Page.