The purpose of this study is to examine and compare family and staff perspectives on end-of life (EOL) care for people with dementia, as well as their family caregivers, who live in long-term care (LTC) homes. This study explored how EOL care is currently being provided to those with dementia, what facilitates the provision of care, and what challenges are experienced by staff and family caregivers.
As a loved approaches their final days, it can be difficult to know what to expect. This video explores what family and staff can expect for their loved one at the end of life.
A questionnaire for Resident/SDM/Family members to complete before Palliative Care Conferences.
A summary form to be used in Palliative Care Conferences
Learning about Dementia and Care near the End of Life: Asking questions of health care providers can sometimes be hard. Many of us simply do not know the questions we could be asking to help us better understand and plan for the future. This question prompt sheet has been designed to open up conversations between you, your family, and members of the health care staff. The answers to these questions may not be simple or straightforward; dementia affects each person in different ways.
This template can be adapted for policies about palliative and end-of-life programs in long-term care
A list of educational resources that are specifically for personal support workers
A list of online and in-person educational courses for healthcare professionals about pain management
A list of educational courses available for healthcare professionals about palliative care.