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Hospice Quinte's weekly 4-5 minute podcast brings you important information about end of life issues, bereavement, grief, hospice palliative care, and Hospice Quinte's services and events. Hospice Quinte also hosts 15 minute interview specials called "Heart to Heart with Hospice Quinte". Changing Lives and Heart to Heart can also be heard on 91.3 Loyalist Radio in Belleville, ON.

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Hospice Quinte's weekly 4-5 minute podcast brings you important information about end of life issues, bereavement, grief, hospice palliative care, and Hospice Quinte's services and events. Hospice Quinte also hosts 15 minute interview specials called "Heart to Heart with Hospice Quinte". Changing Lives and Heart to Heart can also be heard on 91.3 Loyalist Radio in Belleville, ON.

    Tips for Caregivers

    Tips for Caregivers

    According to Statistics Canada, in 2018 an estimated 25 percent of the population provided some form of long-term caregiving to a loved one. As those with illness face multiple losses and grief, and adjustments to a different life routine, so do caregivers.  Caregivers may face losses such as the loss of a job, broken or challenging relationships, and having to learn to adjust to new caregiving routines and skills.  Caregiving is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding, yet demanding, jobs a person will ever have.  Listen to this week's podcast for some tips to help ease the burden of caregiving.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.
    Support the show (https://hospicequinte.ca/donate/)

    • 4 min
    Healthy Aging Month and Advance Care Planning

    Healthy Aging Month and Advance Care Planning

    September is Healthy Aging Month. Healthy Aging Month was created to empower people over the age of 45 to take charge of their lives, their health, and their passions. This is not just about eating right and getting exercise. It is also about planning ahead.  This includes planning for your end of life care.  It can be hard to do, but creating an Advance Care Plan could save you and your loved one’s stress and time should you develop a palliative illness or become unexpectedly incapacitated.  Learn more about healthy aging and advance care planning in this week's podast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.
    Support the show (https://hospicequinte.ca/donate/)

    • 4 min
    Poor Communication is Compromising Care for the Dying

    Poor Communication is Compromising Care for the Dying

    In a recent CARENET report, poor communication was cited as a contributor to compromised care for palliative patients.  Their research showed that up to 70 per cent of seriously ill, hospitalized elderly Canadians have been given invasive end-of-life treatments that they simply did not want.  Find out how to improve communication at end of life in this week's podcast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.



    Support the show (https://hospicequinte.ca/donate/)

    • 5 min
    Death Doulas Provide Comfort

    Death Doulas Provide Comfort

    Maybe you have heard of a birth doula, but have you heard of a death doula? Just as a birth doula advocates for and cares for mothers in their pregnancy and birth journey, death doulas advocate for and care for the dying in their final days and death journey. A doula’s ultimate purpose is to be present, to listen, and to attend to non-medicinal needs. While the health care team attends to needs of the body, a death doula attends to the needs of the spirit and mind, and to the practical needs of both the client and their loved ones.  Find out more about death doulas in this week's podcast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.



    Support the show (https://hospicequinte.ca/donate/)

    • 4 min
    Demands of Caregiving on Older Adults

    Demands of Caregiving on Older Adults

    Caregiving is often a physically, not to mention emotionally demanding job.   Caregivers that are carrying too much responsibility may miss personal appointments, ignore personal medical concerns, eat unhealthily due to lack of time or appetite, overuse alcohol, lose sleep, have fewer social connections, experience depression, and feel resentfulness and annoyance. For those who are aging, this can have an even greater negative impact on your health and general well-being than on younger caregivers.  Find out more about the demands of caregiving on older adults in this week's podcast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.
    Support the show (https://hospicequinte.ca/donate/)

    • 5 min
    Receiving Care in a Hospice Residence

    Receiving Care in a Hospice Residence

    When asked, most people say they want to spend their last days at home.  And while supports for home death are improving, sometimes a family finds they need help twenty-four hours a day.  In that case, a hospice residence might be the best option.  A hospice residence is a home away from home where people come to live their final days.  When a person enters a hospice residence, it allows their family to hand over all the intricate details associated with pain and symptom management and focus on being a family member or friend.  Learn more about receiving care in hospice residence in this week's podcast.

    About Hospice Quinte
    Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups.  All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.  
    Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.
    Support the show (https://hospicequinte.ca/donate/)

    • 4 min

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