The daily coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us all to make some very important emergency plans to care for those at greater risk for complications from the virus and to create a household emergency plan and contact list. Now that we are doing our best to “flatten the curve” and all have some extra time… [More…]
Advance Care Planning aka “Auntie Annie wanted chicken…” “What would happen if you had a sudden illness or injury and could not make your own decisions? How would your family, friends or health care team know your wishes? Who would speak for you? If you are unable to make medical decisions, someone else will do… [More…]
This Valentine’s Day, be bold and loving – start an Advance Care Planning conversation with someone you love.
Join AHPCA as we follow “Ian’s Walk for End of Life Care” , a cross-country walk in memory of Ian’s father, Ted Bos, and in honor of the excellent care that Ted received at the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. Ian’s goal is “to raise $25,000 for the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society and to raise funds and awareness for palliative… [More…]
AHPCA is pleased to welcome Ian Bos to Alberta in his one-man trek across Canada to raise awareness for end of life care. On May 21, 2015 Ian put on his shoes and began walking. His mission: to raise awareness and funds for end of life care in communities from Halifax to Vancouver. It’s Ian’s… [More…]
Current research and media have proven over and over the beauty and efficacy of engaging therapy animals at end of life.
In this second in our series of blogs about complementary therapies and palliative care, Art Therapist in training – Dorothy Mackintosh – tells us how art therapy has the power to improve quality of life for loved ones and caregivers alike. Art therapy and art as therapy became my life-line after my own diagnosis of cancer six weeks after… [More…]
There was a time, not so long ago, that death was a natural part of living, and the dying came home to live out their end days. Family and loved ones were not only capable of managing the needs of their dying, but most of all, they were willing. We’re now seeing a reclaiming of… [More…]