The Salvation Army Agapé Hospice has provided caring and compassionate end-of-life care and family support to Calgarians since 1992, directly serving more than 6,000 residents and their families. Agapé Hospice provides quality care and has been at the forefront of hospice palliative care initiatives and programming since the beginning of such services in the Calgary area. As a Salvation Army facility and contract provider to Alberta Health Services, we collaborate with our partners and other hospices to ensure we provide comprehensive, holistic care that meets the needs of residents, families, and the community.
Providing this specialized care allows family members freedom to be fully present in their journey with their loved ones. Agapé’s environment provides comfort, support, and a safe place to grieve. Several comfortable lounges, gardens and sitting areas provide space for peaceful respite and visiting. We want to provide our residents with as much quality of life as possible. Our residents are encouraged to continue enjoying their interests. We provide musical entertainment, and social interaction through crafts, card making, and many other activities.
The Salvation Army Agapé Hospice is accredited with Commendation under the Accreditation Canada Qmentum Program.
We have a total of 20 beds and we encourage residents to bring in personal items to help them feel more at home.
Visitors are welcome, including children and pets, but must adhere to the AHS protocols regarding screening, safe visiting and social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Overnight accommodations may be arranged as well.
There are no charges for care, however, people are responsible for the cost of their own medication through their personal health benefits plan, and for oxygen, if needed.
Transportation is organized by the agency that is currently looking after your loved one. Your palliative consultant/home care nurse will be able to explain the transportation arrangements and cost for your unique situation.
Your palliative consultant/home care nurse will support you in the waitlisting process and help to identify if there are any special care needs that will influence the hospice you go to. The waitlist supports 114 beds in 7 hospices and is managed by Alberta Health Services.
We do not have a set amount of time that a resident can stay with us. Each person is considered on a case-by-case basis. If there is a change in condition, the hospice team will assess the care needs to that person.
Rooms are private. Each room includes an electric bed with side rails, over the bed table, a recliner, a separate bathroom with a sink and toilet, a telephone, TV with VCR/DVD/Blu-ray player, and adequate storage space. Each room has an individual thermostat and the windows can be opened. The lights in the room can be dimmed.
We will support anyone wishing to explore this option through the approval process, however, a resident who meets the MAiD criteria and who wishes to proceed will go to an alternate health facility or private location that will accommodate their request.