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Changing Lives Podcast

Changing Lives Podcast

Hospice Quinte’s weekly podcast about hospice palliative care issues, end-of-life care, and the work we do in our region

Hospice Quinte Publications

Hospice Quinte Publications

Annual reports, brochures, and other publications from Hospice Quinte

Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Links to other online resources for patients, caregivers, and the bereaved

Speaking Requests

Speaking Requests

Request someone to speak to your group, business, or organization about Hospice Quinte and hospice palliative care

Changing Lives Podcast

Changing Lives Podcast

Hospice Quinte’s weekly podcast about hospice palliative care issues, end-of-life care, and the work we do in our region

Hospice Quinte Publications

Hospice Quinte Publications

Annual reports, brochures, and other publications from Hospice Quinte

Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Links to other online resources for patients, caregivers, and the bereaved

Speaking Requests

Speaking Requests

Request someone to speak to your group, business, or organization about Hospice Quinte and hospice palliative care

Latest Updates

End of Life Comforts

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.

Surprise, You’re Going To Be A Caregiver

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.

Four Facets of End of Life Care

People who are dying need care in four areas—physical and practical help, mental support, help for emotional needs, and processing spiritual issues. Quality hospice palliative care should address the needs of all four areas. Listen to this week's podcast to find out how to give care in each of these four areas.

Tips for Caregivers

According to Statistics Canada, in 2018 an estimated 25 percent of the population provided some form of long-term caregiving to a loved one. As those with illness face multiple losses and grief, and adjustments to a different life routine, so do caregivers. Caregivers may face losses such as the loss of a job, broken or challenging relationships, and having to learn to adjust to new caregiving routines and skills. Caregiving is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding, yet demanding, jobs a person will ever have. Listen to this week's podcast for some tips to help ease the burden of caregiving.

CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

“The care of the dying demands all that we can do to enable patients to live until they die.”

–Dame Cicely Saunders

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