Capturing your story is a way to make losing a loved one more connective and supportive for those left grieving. Spending time putting pen to paper, or recording your favourite stories and memories can create a precious gift for those in your life after you are gone.
Advanced care planning enables you to consider important decisions about their future health ahead of time, and letting others know- both your family and healthcare providers. Advanced Care Planning helps others know what type of medical care you want. This may include: creating an advanced directive, learning about the legalities of assigning a Power of Attorney (POA) and substitute decision makers (SDMs).
Secure access to your designated family members or friends from any device should they need to manage your affairs for you
Be at ease, with a funeral insurance policy in place you will protect and provide the people you love with financial security. Life insurance is a tax-free lump sum payment, or death benefit, which goes to Eirene upon your death. In exchange, you pay premiums, either annually or monthly, to the life insurance provider.
Connect with accessible legal services that will provide your family with the information and assistance they need. Getting sound legal advice from a lawyer who knows the specifics of your situation will significantly help navigating the end of life process.
Start discussing end of life planning with loved ones ahead of time to communicate your wishes and expectations. Not only will this relieve stress on your family, it will make the process a lot more seamless for all parties involved.
Planning ahead regarding your personal affairs can help your family organize the state of your personal matters. Wills, estates, trusts and power of attorney are all common tools used in estate planning.
Organ and tissue donation is considered an essential part of quality end-of-life care. Deceased organ donation is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ, at the time of the donor's death, for the purpose of transplantation to another person.
Medical Aid in Dying. Organizations working towards securing or protecting the rights of individuals to self-determination at the end of their lives. In June 2016, Canadian law accepted MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying and now allows eligible Canadian adults to request medical assistance in dying.
Learn more about medical care specifically for individuals with serious, life threatening health issues.
Get the help that you need by having a nurse or caretaker deliver care from the comfort of your own home.
If you are a full time caregiver, resources are available to help you navigate caregiving and provide direct support.
Mental health is an important subject in the end of life discussion, speaking with a licensed therapist can provide you with the tools to set you up for peace of mind and ease any potential anxieties.
A non-legally binding document to assist individuals who may need someone to help them with important medical decisions in the future.
A variety of resources intended to provide individuals with support during the end of life process.
Music and sound can bring immense comfort to an individual in their final moments of life. Regardless of the genre, music is a healthy emotional outlet for many people.
A specific type of therapy that focuses on dealing with the end of life process. Find a grief therapist near you.
Start the conversation about memorials, which can be either in person or online, or though a variety of unique keepsakes.
Dealing with the grief of losing a loved one is emotionally exhausting and it’s not the time to be learning complicated estate settlement processes as you go.
Death doulas assist individuals in the dying and end of life process. They can provide emotional support and assistance to those who need it in their last moments.