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.

Ten Ways To Provide Better Care

Caring for someone is hard. You give a lot of yourself acting as an advocate for their care and assisting them in their daily lives. Though we can’t make your job as a caregiver easier, we do have a few suggestions from Caregiver Solutions to help you provide better care. Tune in to learn more 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.

Guilt and Caregiving

At Hospice Quinte we meet, and talk to, a lot of people who have become family caregivers for loved ones who are facing a terminal illness. We hear a lot of stories and many of these involve emotions such as sadness, hope, exhaustion, happiness, grace, despair, longing, love, and even anger. Yet, perhaps, the common emotion we hear about is guilt.

Caregiving During COVID-19

The pandemic came as a shock to us all and it completely changed how we do life. We may never go completely back to the way things were. The same is true about loss and bereavement. Learn more about how grieving the loss of a loved one has changed in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

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