Human nature compels us to nurture our loved ones in many ways, feeding being one method - however it is important to recognize that nutrition at the end-of-life is much different than how people eat prior to illness. Find out more in this week's Changing Lives podcast.
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.
Special days and holidays, like Valentine's Day, can often trigger memories and difficult emotions in individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Check out this week's Changing Lives Podcast to learn more about coping with grief during Valentine's Day.
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.
A hospice residence is a home away from home where people come to live their final days. When a person enters a hospice residence, it allows their family to hand over all the intricate details associated with pain and symptom management and focus on being a family member or friend.
Spirituality means different things to different people. For some, religion and faith are part of their spirituality; others may look to cultural traditions to meet spiritual needs, and some may seek spiritual fulfilment in nature. In this week's Changing Lives Podcast we discuss traditions and spirituality at end of life.
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.