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What to expect at the end of life?

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 palliative approach in late stage dementia

This video explores why a palliative approach to care is particularly important for people with late stage dementia. Strengthening a palliative approach in long-term care, known as SPA-LTC, is about making sure that people with life-limiting illnesses have more opportunities to experience a high quality of life from the moment they enter long-term care to the day of their death.

Question Prompt List

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.

Pandemic #9: Mend the World

Quebec

Dr. Tamara Sussman contributes to this moving podcast about life in Quebec Long-Term Care during the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down.

After a stroke left him locked in his own body, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana has found ways to lead an incredibly full life. Then the pandemic came. It swept through Quebec, leaving a trail of devastation. Today, Rabbi Cahana is one of the thousands of Quebeckers left stranded in the middle of one of the worst disasters in modern Canadian history.

Palliative Care Champion Team – Terms of Reference

The interprofessional palliative champion team is a key element necessary for the successful delivery of palliative care. This document can be adapted so that long-term care homes can create their own terms of reference for their palliative champion teams.

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