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.
May 2nd to the 8th marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week. This year’s theme, “The Light of My Life” is a campaign with a dual purpose – to provide us with an opportunity to shine a light on those who matter to us most, and to bring hospice palliative care issues to light. Learn more in this week's episode of Hospice Quinte's Changing Lives Podcast.
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.
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.
For over 10 years, Hospice Quinte has been planning to expand its services and address the need for a community-based Hospice Quinte Care Centre to serve individuals living across the greater Quinte Region. And now, aspirations to provide our community with this much-needed option for palliative care services is becoming a reality. Learn more about the Hospice Quinte Care Centre building project in this episode of our Changing Lives Podcast.
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.
Did you know that approximately 25% of Canadians end up providing care for family members and friends suffering from a chronic illness or disability at some point in their lives? Unfortunately, unpaid caregivers are given little to no training before or while providing the care that they do. Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
In Canada, the US, Australia, and the UK, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. This is a difficult topic to cover as many people suffer these types of losses in silence. Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
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.
Healthy Aging Month was created to empower adults 45 and older to take charge of their lives and their health. This is not just about eating right and getting exercise, but also about planning ahead, like your end of life care. Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.