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End-of-Life Care

Learn how to find an obituaries in Nova Scotia. Here are tips and tricks on locating a death notice of someone who has died in Nova Scotia.

How to Find an Obituary in Nova Scotia

Learn how to find an obituaries in Nova Scotia. Here are tips and tricks on locating a death notice of someone who has died in Nova Scotia.

In this blog, we speak to Anton King-Rose about the importance of trans-inclusive death care. Throughout the blog, Anton dives into why trans-inclusive death care is important, and his hopes for the future of gender-inclusive death care.

Advocating for Change: Trans Inclusive Death Care

In this blog, we speak to Anton King-Rose about the importance of trans-inclusive death care. Throughout the blog, Anton dives into why trans-inclusive death care is important, and his hopes for the future of gender-inclusive death care.

When a person dies at home, learn what procedures are required, including what to do if the death is expected or unexpected and what checklists should be followed.

What to Do When Someone Dies at Home in Canada

When a person dies at home, learn what procedures are required, including what to do if the death is expected or unexpected and what checklists should be followed.

Learn how to support a person who is dying. We show you 10 ways you can provide care to a loved one who is in the final months, weeks or days of their life.

10 Ways to Support a Person Who is Dying

Learn how to support a person who is dying. We show you 10 ways you can provide care to a loved one who is in the final months, weeks or days of their life.

Being with someone who is dying can be difficult to bear, and part of the burden can be not knowing what to say to them. Below we have compiled some advice and guidance to help you understand what to say to someone who is dying.

What to Say to Someone Who is Dying

Being with someone who is dying can be difficult to bear, and part of the burden can be not knowing what to say to them. Below we have compiled some advice and guidance to help you understand what to say to someone who is dying.

 A health care proxy or surrogate can make health decisions if a person becomes incapacitated. Learn more about this role and how to choose one.

What is a Health Care Proxy or Surrogate, and Why do I Need One?

A health care proxy or surrogate can make health decisions if a person becomes incapacitated. Learn more about this role and how to choose one.

In this blog, we ask the question "What does it mean to have a good death?" to several professionals in the end-of-life space.

What Does it Mean to Have a Good Death?

In this blog, we ask the question "What does it mean to have a good death?" to several professionals in the end-of-life space.

The hospice crisis we’re already in—  twenty beds for 2.8M fans we have a real problem

The Hospice Crisis We’re Already In: Twenty Beds for 2.8M Means We Have a Real Problem

The hospice crisis we’re already in— twenty beds for 2.8M fans we have a real problem

Julie McIntyre walks us through her journey from physician to end-of-life consultant, and shares the importance of accepting death as the final common pathway for all life.

What Julie McIntyre Learned About Death During Her Time as a Physician

Julie McIntyre walks us through her journey from physician to end-of-life consultant, and shares the importance of accepting death as the final common pathway for all life.

This blog focuses specifically on folks with dementia and supporting them in ways that encourage communication and storytelling.

To Connect & Express: The Importance of Life Story Work with Dementia Patients

This blog focuses specifically on folks with dementia and supporting them in ways that encourage communication and storytelling.

Today we speak with Sarah and Ruth of Wishstone, a dynamic duo that has a vision of being your compassionate partners in navigating and accessing the information, care and support you need.

Dying Well in Canada: Your Guides in End-of-Life Care

Today we speak with Sarah and Ruth of Wishstone, a dynamic duo that has a vision of being your compassionate partners in navigating and accessing the information, care and support you need.

The care we receive, especially at the end of life, is critical. So today, we’re taking a deep dive into hospice care. This is of course an already difficult and emotional time and it’s our hope this piece provides a helpful overview and brings some comfort and clarity in a sea of information.

An Overview of Hospice Care: When to Consider and Where Can I Access It?

The care we receive, especially at the end of life, is critical. So today, we’re taking a deep dive into hospice care. This is of course an already difficult and emotional time and it’s our hope this piece provides a helpful overview and brings some comfort and clarity in a sea of information.

Everything you need to know about Advance care planning in a simple blog post. Be prepared. Read more here.

The Importance of Advance Care Planning: An Act of Love

Everything you need to know about Advance care planning in a simple blog post. Be prepared. Read more here.

Understanding palliative care during the age of COVID19 and what is available to you. Learn more in our robust blog post.

Relieving Suffering: Death And Dying During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Understanding palliative care during the age of COVID19 and what is available to you. Learn more in our robust blog post.

Caring for a child with an incurable disease can be overwhelming and the grief of losing a child is a lifelong experience. While palliative care doesn’t cure the disease it will support the child (and their caregivers) to live well with the disease.

Joy, Imagination and Play in Children’s Palliative Care: What Is Pediatric Palliative Care?

Caring for a child with an incurable disease can be overwhelming and the grief of losing a child is a lifelong experience. While palliative care doesn’t cure the disease it will support the child (and their caregivers) to live well with the disease.

When you think about your death, especially if suffering is involved, what might you want it to look and feel like? Do you believe you should have personal autonomy over your end-of-life? Our blog breaks down the Canadian laws around medical assistance in dying (MAID).

Your Life. Your Choice: What is Medical Assistance in Dying?

When you think about your death, especially if suffering is involved, what might you want it to look and feel like? Do you believe you should have personal autonomy over your end-of-life? Our blog breaks down the Canadian laws around medical assistance in dying (MAID).

What’s most important is that you make end-of-life decisions that are right for you and your loved ones. This involves being educated and informed about your options and taking the necessary legal actions to ensure your wishes are respected and fulfilled.

What Matters Most and What Control do You Want Over Your End-of-Life Choices?

What’s most important is that you make end-of-life decisions that are right for you and your loved ones. This involves being educated and informed about your options and taking the necessary legal actions to ensure your wishes are respected and fulfilled.

An end-of-life or death doula can support this challenging, and often ambiguous, space. They can help begin to create a type of congruence between what’s happening and what’s to come, both for the person dying and for their loved ones.

What's a Death Doula and How Can They Transform the Way We Die?

An end-of-life or death doula can support this challenging, and often ambiguous, space. They can help begin to create a type of congruence between what’s happening and what’s to come, both for the person dying and for their loved ones.

Let's chat about palliative care. It’s often misunderstood but in essence. it' about comfort and living well at any stage and providing the support needed to figure out what’s the best course of action over time.

An Overview of Palliative Care: What is Palliative Care and When Should I Consider It?

Let's chat about palliative care. It’s often misunderstood but in essence. it' about comfort and living well at any stage and providing the support needed to figure out what’s the best course of action over time.

When discussing the end of life with your loved one, try and focus on their specific needs. Each person needs different considerations and will be comforted by different things. Here are tips on things you can say.

Expressing Love and Comfort to a Dying Loved One: How to Have Meaningful Discussions

When discussing the end of life with your loved one, try and focus on their specific needs. Each person needs different considerations and will be comforted by different things. Here are tips on things you can say.

It’s definitely challenging to know how to make the right decisions for end-of-life care. With approachable, compassionate, and informative content we can help make a tough situation a little bit easier. In this post we examine hospice vs palliative care.

Understanding Hospice vs. Palliative Care: Living Well at Any Stage of Life

It’s definitely challenging to know how to make the right decisions for end-of-life care. With approachable, compassionate, and informative content we can help make a tough situation a little bit easier. In this post we examine hospice vs palliative care.

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