The Rotary Flames House (RFH) is a hospice that serves families from Alberta caring for a child 0-17 years old with a progressive life-threatening or life-limiting condition.
The Rotary Flames House is situated in the Northeast corner of the Alberta Children's Hospital grounds, directly across from the helicopter pad. It is modeled after a two-storey home and is designed to be a place of sanctuary for families and children. Care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of trained healthcare professionals in a supportive, welcoming, and friendly environment.
Rotary Flames House is home to the Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Service (CHaPS). CHaPS provides a comprehensive palliative care program for children with life-threatening illness and their families across the continuum of care.
These consist of:
Palliative Care Consultation Service
The palliative care consultation service is comprised of specialized palliative care physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains who provide a collaborative, comprehensive team approach to confronting the challenging issues around a child's serious illness and possible death.
Grief Support Program
The grief support program is available to provide support to all families who have a child who has died. Bereavement support is offered in many ways to fit the unique needs of the family, such as individual, family and/or group counseling, resourcing/education and referrals to community agencies.
Family support provided at Rotary Flames House includes:
• Planned and emergency respite
• Short term transitional care between hospital and home
• Symptom management
• Grief and bereavement support
• Specialized end of life care that honors the primary role of the family and community.