Links

You may find the following related sites of interest for further information:

BC Health Care Services – your health authority publicly funded end-of-life care

If you are interested in receiving end-of-life care or palliative care services or know of someone who might be in need of these services, you can contact the home and community care office of your health authority or you can have a health care professional make a referral on your behalf.

If an assessment is required, a health care professional will visit with you to discuss your situation and assess your health care needs, and determine:

  • Your eligibility for home and community care services;
  • What services best meet your needs and situation;
  • How long you need these services for; and
  • The costs, if any, for these services.

In addition to the palliative care services provided by your health authority you can ask to receive Elk Valley Hospice Services. Elk Valley Hospice Services are free of charge.

Friends for Friends helps individuals and families in Fernie who are going through cancer treatment and offers them financial and emotional support during this stressful time

Advance Care Planning is a process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care. It can help you tell others what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate. “My Voice: Expressing My Wishes for Future Health Care Treatment” available on this website is a book to help you organize your thoughts as you plan for future health decisions. The BC

BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH) is a non-profit, free, and confidential service that connects the public to grief support services within the province of BC.

Family Caregiving for People at the End of Life website has been developed and is maintained as a special project under the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. The website contains resources for caregivers such as caregivers skills and tools, Discussion forums, Desease specific information, Government resources, Financial information, Hospice/Palliative Care, House hold assistance, Videos and Webinars.

Canadian Virtual Hospice website provides information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.

PharmaCare is a publicly funded program that helps B.C. residents with the cost of eligible prescription drugs, certain medical supplies and specific pharmacy services.

RecordMeNow provides an opportunity for anyone to leave a lasting message to their loved ones.  It is a question prompting, video-recording application that is available to download free.  Volunteers have access to a computer for your use if necessary.

Center for Loss & Life Transition led by grief counselor and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt, we are an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them. Perhaps someone you love has died, or you want to help a grieving friend or family member. Or maybe you are a professional or volunteer grief caregiver. Either way, we are here to offer resources and understanding. Many of Dr. Alan Wolfelt books can be accessed at the Fernie Heritage Library.

WeCare independently owned home health service is located in Cranbrook and provides fee-for-service homecare assistance in the Elk Valley.