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This pamphlet was made to help persons with Dementia and their families know what to expect at the end of life so they can plan ahead.

Resource Type: Informational Print Resource
Role: Family/Caregiver
Topics: Learning about dying Learning about illness
Province: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Ce dépliant a été conçu pour aider les personnes atteintes de fragilité et leurs proches à connaître les étapes de fin de vie afin de mieux planifier les soins.

Resource Type: Informational Print Resource
Role: Family/Caregiver
Topics: Learning about dying Learning about illness
Province: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

This pamphlet was made to help persons with Advanced Frailty and their families know what to expect at the end of life so they can plan ahead.

Resource Type: Informational Print Resource
Role: Family/Caregiver
Topics: Learning about dying Learning about illness
Province: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Ce dépliant a été conçu pour aider les personnes ayant une insuffisance cardiaque et leurs proches à connaître les étapes de fin de vie afin de mieux planifier les soins.

Resource Type: Informational Print Resource
Role: Family/Caregiver
Topics: Learning about dying Learning about illness
Province: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

This pamphlet was made to help persons with Heart Failure (HF) and their families know what to expect at the end of life so they can plan ahead.

Resource Type: Informational Print Resource
Role: Family/Caregiver
Topics: Learning about dying Learning about illness
Province: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Ce guide s’adresse aux proches aidants d’une personne dont l’état de santé s’est considérablement détérioré à cause de la maladie d’Alzheimer ou d’une autre maladie dégénérative du cerveau comme la maladie de Parkinson, les séquelles de multiples accidents vasculaires cérébraux ou même certaines formes de sclérose en plaques.

Resource Type: Informational Print Resource
Role: Family/Caregiver
Topics: Advance care planning Better communication Learning about dying

This guide is intended for caregivers of a person whose health has been severely affected by Alzheimer’s disease or by another type of degenerative disease of the brain, such as Parkinson’s disease, the effects of multiple strokes, or even certain forms of multiple sclerosis.

Resource Type: Informational Print Resource
Role: Family/Caregiver
Topics: Advance care planning Better communication Learning about dying

Raison d’être de cette ressource : accroître l’assurance et les connaissances du personnel qui prend soin des résidants qui vivent et meurent dans des établissements de soins de longue durée.

Roles: Family/Caregiver Healthcare Provider
Topics: Advance care planning Bereavement Better communication Learning about dying

Purpose of this resource: To increase the confidence and knowledge of staff caring for residents who are living and dying in Long-term Care.

Roles: Family/Caregiver Healthcare Provider
Topics: Advance care planning Bereavement Better communication Learning about dying

CONFÉRENCE POUR LES PROCHES AIDANTS LISTE DE QUESTIONS INCITATIVES Après avoir examiné le Guide de soins de confort, vous aurez peut-être des questions à poser lors de la Conférence pour les proches aidants qui suivra. Cochez les questions ci-dessous que vous souhaiteriez poser et n’hésitez pas à noter vos propres questions dans le Questionnaire du proche aidant principal ci-inclus avant la conférence.

Resource Types: Clinical form/process Informational Print Resource
Roles: Family/Caregiver Healthcare Provider
Topics: Advance care planning Better communication Learning about dying

The QPL is a list of questions designed to help the family carer in asking questions which may help them understand the process better. The QPL is a list of commonly asked questions that the family carers may wish to ask the internal facilitator during the FCC. This list is designed as a guide only and some questions may not be specific to all family carers, however it may be used as a guide of conversation for the family carer to ask questions that may not otherwise have crossed their minds, or in some cases may not be required at all. It is a companion to the Comfort Care Booklet.

Resource Types: Clinical form/process Informational Print Resource
Roles: Family/Caregiver Healthcare Provider
Topics: Advance care planning Better communication Learning about dying

Le message central du livret de soins de confort est que la démence est une maladie en phase terminale et qu'une approche palliative des soins est donc appropriée. Le livret fournit des informations sur la trajectoire de la maladie et les complications possibles, les options pour gérer des problèmes tels que les difficultés d'alimentation et la pneumonie, la gestion des symptômes et les soins de confort, le processus de prise de décision, le processus de la mort et le deuil.

Resource Type: Informational Print Resource
Role: Family/Caregiver
Topics: Advance care planning Better communication Learning about dying

The core message of the Comfort Care Booklet is that dementia is a terminal disease and that a palliative approach to care is therefore appropriate. The booklet provides information about the trajectory of the disease and possible complications, options to manage issues such as feeding difficulties and pneumonia, symptom management and comfort care, the decision-making process, the dying process and grief.

Role: Family/Caregiver
Topics: Advance care planning Better communication Learning about dying

The goal of this study was to examine how palliative care principles (PCP) can best be integrated in LTC is a pressing issue by exploring the tensions associated with caring for the living and dying within one care community and informing how PCP may be improved.

Resource Type: Research report
Roles: Healthcare Provider Researcher
Topics: Better communication Learning about dying Learning about illness

This research brief explores perceptions about compassion when delivering palliative care from the perspective of residents, family members, and healthcare providers in LTC. It identifies potential facilitators and barriers associated with providing compassionate care to residences in Canadian LTC settings.

Resource Type: Research report
Roles: Healthcare Provider Researcher
Topic: Learning about dying

The aim of this paper is to explore the readiness of Canadian LTC homes for a palliative care mandate by exploring (1) efficacy for palliative care, (2) self-reported patient-centered behaviour relevant to palliative care, and (3) quality of work life at LTC homes in four Canadian provinces.

Resource Type: Research report
Roles: Healthcare Provider Researcher
Topic: Better communication

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.

Resource Type: Research report
Roles: Family/Caregiver Healthcare Provider
Topics: Better communication Symptom management

This research seeks to understand various perspectives on dying alone and why it is construed as a ‘bad death,' as well as to explore the EOL care and bereavement needs of family members of residents who recently died in a LTC home.

Resource Type: Research report
Roles: Family/Caregiver Healthcare Provider
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