In this blog, we interviewed Licensed Funeral Director, End-of-Life Doula and Founder of Death’s Apprentice Christa Ovenell to obtain a better understanding of how a holistic approach to end-of-life care can be more beneficial to dying individuals and their loved ones.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.