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Advance Care Planning Resources

At any age, a medical crisis could leave someone too ill to make his or her own healthcare decision. Advance Care Planning involves learning about the types of decisions that might need to be made, considering those decisions ahead of time, and then letting others know about these preferences. Many people don’t know how to begin or do not realize the importance of planning  ahead and speaking with family and friends about care preferences. Making your wishes known now helps those who care about you, make the right decisions if you can’t speak for yourself. 

Click the link below to see the presentation shared during the Elk Valley Hospice AdvanceCare Planning event Sept 12th 2017

Group and individual sessions for grief support can be requested as needed. 

Below is some of the information shared during the Hospice “Good Grief” session April 25th, 2017

The Hospice “Good Grief” presentation and discussion was very received. Participants commented how applicable the information was as grief affects anyone at any age. Hospice can help grieving individuals and families with grief companionship & support sessions. 

The short video “Good Grief” shows that Grief for a loss does not just apply to loss of life. Five real people share their true stories of losing something precious and what it has taught them about living. Good Grief is a short stop motion animated documentary that explores the lessons we learn from dealing with grief and loss. 

The other short video “coping with grief” provides good insights on the grieving process. 

The University of British Columbia – The Institute of Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention

Presenter: Dr. CaroleRobinson, RN, Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan 

Abstract: Dying at home: Enabling caregiver’s determination – Family caregivers are at the heart of living and dying at home with serious illness. When the ill person and family caregiver desire a home death, support is essential. This presentation focusses on the family caregiver’s experience of caring at home until death, and identifies key supports that enable caregiver’s determination to offer the best care possible.