St. Joseph’s Home was opened by the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus in 1951 and has been providing a safe, secure assisted living program in the Medicine Hat community ever since. St. Joseph’s Home became part of the Covenant Health family in April 2011. Carmel Hospice is located in St. Joseph’s and provides compassionate end-of-life care for those in need.

Hospice care is an approach to care for people living with a terminal illness. The focus of care is on achieving comfort and ensuring respect for the person and maximizing quality of life for the patient, family and loved ones. Easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies life-limiting illness is a key aspect of the Carmel Hospice care model. We serve residents of all personal, cultural and faith values.