As a new caregiver, or even a caregiver of many years, navigating the system in hospice palliative care can be hard to do. Knowing how to navigate the path will not only help you to understand the services available and how to access them but will also help you advocate for the person you are caring for.
Death is not something we need to fear. In fact, many people are able to die well because they think about it and plan for it ahead of time. Learn more about how to prepare for a good end of life in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
There are a lot of myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings about hospice palliative care that can prevent people from getting the care and support they need when they need it. Clear out the misunderstandings and find out what hospice palliative care is really about in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
Comfort care is an essential part of hospice palliative care. It’s a complimentary kind of care that helps or soothes a person who is dying. The goal of comfort care, is just that, is to prevent or relieve suffering as much as possible while respecting a dying individual’s wishes. Learn about comfort care during end of life in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
Hospice Quinte invites individuals, living in Belleville, Quinte West, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township or the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, who are interested in becoming a Hospice Quinte Visiting Volunteer, to register for our upcoming Visiting Volunteer training program.
Becoming a caregiver can happen gradually without you even noticing it – you start calling more often, you cover more of the chores at home, you pick up their prescriptions – or it can happen quite quickly – they are given a diagnosis with a poor prognosis or they take a damaging fall, requiring urgent treatment and full-time care. In this week's Changing Lives Podcast we offer up some suggestions to help you adjust to being a caregiver.
The grand opening of Hospice Quinte’s new Stan Klemencic Care Centre was celebrated September 29, 2021 with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the facility by local dignitaries, community partners, key stakeholders and donors.