Foothills Country Hospice: COVID-19 – A Message From Our Executive Director

Foothills Country Hospice: COVID-19 - A Message

It goes without saying that COVID-19 has changed the economic and social landscape in Alberta. All of us at Foothills Country Hospice truly appreciate your support as we navigate this unpredictable situation while continuing to provide safe, compassionate end-of-life care to our residents and their loved ones.
In order to keep our residents, family members and essential workers healthy, precautions have been taken to limit the chances of exposure to COVID-19. Please note that we are following all Public Health Directives provided to us by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and are asking anyone considering visiting our hospice who may be feeling ill to please stay home and call Health Link (811) for further instructions. Learn more about our COVID-19 visitor restrictions.
Like so many other non-profit organizations, we have had to make some really tough decisions when it comes to upcoming fundraising events. Based on the latest public health recommendations, we have decided to postpone our Hike for Hospice fundraiser until it’s safe to bring people together again. We are tentatively planning for an October event and will be sure to keep you updated when the new date is confirmed. Sadly, our on-site programming has also been canceled, including Grief Support Groups, Weekly Non-denominational Services along with any in-house workshops and meetings.
We know this is an extremely trying time for everyone, and that many of our families are struggling with the new visitor restrictions that have been put in place. As hospice care givers, our hearts go out to all our residents and their loved ones. We will continue to do everything in our power to help families remotely connect with their loved ones while visitor restrictions remain in place. Providing exemplary end-of-life and bereavement care remains our top priority and we have made the decision to increase our social work and grief support service offerings to better serve our residents and their loved ones during this unprecedented crisis.
All donations received at this time will greatly help to offset these additional costs as we continue to provide essential healthcare services for those on their end-of-life journey. 


We deeply appreciate your understanding and cooperation under these extraordinary circumstances.

Warmest Regards,

Dawn Elliott
Executive Director