The decision to seek palliative care or to enter hospice may be a difficult step for an individual and their family. There are several supports and services available for Albertans during this stage of life.

In Alberta, you often have a choice where you would like to receive end of life care including:

  • Your own home
  • A hospital
  • A standalone hospice
  • A long-term care or supported living setting
  • An assisted living facility or group home

Talk with your health care team and family to decide what will work best for you.

Accessing end of life care services in Alberta depends on the area in which you live. Alberta Health Services has divided the province geographically into zones. First, find your AHS zone. Second, find out how to access care in your AHS zone.