Creating a Home Away from Home
Through the generosity of donors, renovations at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre's Mel Miller Hospice are creating spaces of warmth and comfort for residents and their families.
There are no set visiting hours at Covenant Health’s Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre Mel Miller Hospice. The hospice is home to 26 residents at end-of-life, and families and friends are encouraged to visit any time and to stay as long as they like. For residents and their families, the Mel Miller Hospice is a home away from home.
Recognizing this, Covenant Foundation has funded a project to renovate the Mel Miller Hospice (Unit 9Y) to create spaces of warmth and comfort, and to improve the overall aesthetics of the unit for its patients and their families.
“Family members spend a lot of time at their loved one’s bedside under these circumstances. Ensuring we have comfortable spaces and furniture for patients and their families is key,” says Lisa Shirley, Unit Manager, 9Y. “We appreciate the generosity displayed by donors. Because of them, this renovation is possible.”
Starting this month, renovations will include updating all 26 patient rooms, the two family lounges and kitchens, and sunroom to provide leading-edge comfort and convenience while maintaining the medical capabilities required to care for patients. Renovations are expected to cost in excess of $800,000.
This project would not be possible without the generous support of donors to Covenant Foundation. If you would like to support this renovation or any other Covenant Foundation initiative, please donate online or call 780-342-8126.
Rendering of a renovated patient room. Courtesy of ACI Architects Inc.
Rendering of one of two renovated family lounges. Courtesy of ACI Architects Inc.
Final renovated spaces may not be exactly as illustrated.