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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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 Becoming a caregiver can happen gradually without you even noticing it – you start calling more often, you cover more of the chores at home, you pick up their prescriptions – or it can happen quite quickly – they are given a diagnosis with a poor prognosis or they take a damaging fall, requiring urgent treatment and full-time care. In this week's Changing Lives Podcast we offer up some suggestions to help you adjust to being a caregiver.  About Hospice QuinteHospice 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/)
Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas—physical and practical help, mental support, help for emotional needs, and processing spiritual issues.  Quality hospice palliative care should address the needs of all four areas.  Listen to this week's podcast to find out how to give care in each of these four areas.About Hospice QuinteHospice 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/)
Tips for Caregivers

Tips for Caregivers

2021-09-2004:45

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 QuinteHospice 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/)
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 QuinteHospice 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/)
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 QuinteHospice 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/)
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 QuinteHospice 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/)
Guilt and Caregiving

Guilt and Caregiving

2021-07-2605:14

At Hospice Quinte we meet, and talk to, a lot of people who have become family caregivers for loved ones who are facing a terminal illness.  We hear a lot of stories and many of these involve emotions such as sadness, hope, exhaustion, happiness, grace, despair, longing, love, and even anger.  Yet, perhaps, the common emotion we hear about is guilt.  A few of the phrases we hear: "I am guilty of not being 100 percent present", "I feel guilty for being upset and wishing things were different", "I feel guilty about wishing I could run away sometimes" and "I am guilty of rushing through a day so I can have some alone time".    Learn more about guilt and caregiving in this week's podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice 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/)
Dying is a part of living.  We will all experience it ourselves and we will all lose someone we love and experience the grief and bereavement that comes with that loss.  Even though it is such a fundamental part of life – it seems to be a topic that many people have a hard time talking about.   Because it is such a difficult topic – we tend to avoid mentioning it at all.  That has created what many call a “death denying” culture.   Find out how you can confront our death denying culture in this week's podcast. About Hospice QuinteHospice 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/)
Death is not something we need to fear. In fact, many people are able to die well because they think about it and plan for it ahead of time.  Learn more about how to prepare for a good end of life in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes 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/)
Did you know that approximately 25%  of Canadians end up providing care for family members and friends suffering from a chronic illness or disability at some point in their lives? Unfortunately, unpaid caregivers are given little to no training before or while providing the care that they do. This can make them feel ill-equipped to care for their loved one.  Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes 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/)
Please note that some of the information in this podcast may be out of date. For the most up to date information on Hospice Quinte, please visit our website at HospiceQuinte.caThe COVID-19 pandemic has flipped the lives of caregivers upside down. Learn more about the even greater challenges caregivers are being faced with throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes 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/)
Please note that some of the information in this podcast may be out of date. For the most up to date information on Hospice Quinte, please visit our website at HospiceQuinte.caMark your calendars and join Hospice Quinte on Friday, June 25th, 2021 at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course, for our 2021 Charity Golf Tournament, proudly presented by Peak Construction Group! Learn more about the exciting things in store at this years tournament in this episode of our Changing Lives Podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes 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/)
Spirituality means different things to different people. For some, religion and faith are part of their spirituality; others may look to cultural traditions to meet spiritual needs, and some may seek spiritual fulfilment in nature. In this week's Changing Lives Podcast we discuss traditions and spirituality at end of life.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.Support the show (https://www.cognitoforms.com/HospiceQuinte/donatetohospicequinte)
May 2nd to the 8th marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week. This year’s theme, “The Light of My Life” is a campaign with a dual purpose – to provide us with an opportunity to shine a light on those who matter to us most, and to bring hospice palliative care issues to light. Learn more in this week's episode of Hospice Quinte's  Changing Lives Podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes 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/)
Becoming a caregiver can happen gradually without you even noticing it – you start calling more often, you cover more of the chores at home, you pick up their prescriptions – or it can happen quite quickly – they are given a diagnosis with a poor prognosis or they take a damaging fall, requiring urgent treatment and full-time care. In this week's Changing Lives Podcast we offer up some suggestions to help you adjust to being a caregiver. About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes 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/)
Caring for someone is hard. You give a lot of yourself acting as an advocate for their care and assisting them in their daily lives. Though we can’t make your job as a caregiver easier, we do have a few suggestions from Caregiver Solutions to help you provide better care. Tune in to learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.Support the show (https://www.cognitoforms.com/HospiceQuinte/donatetohospicequinte)
Please note that some of the information in this podcast may be out of date. For the most up to date information on Hospice Quinte, please visit our website at HospiceQuinte.caFor over 10 years, Hospice Quinte has been planning to expand its services and address the need for a community-based Hospice Quinte Care Centre to serve individuals living across the greater Quinte Region. And now, aspirations to provide our community with this much-needed option for palliative care services is becoming a reality. Tune in and learn more about the Hospice Quinte Care Centre building project in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes 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/)
Death is not something we need to fear. In fact, many people are able to die well because they think about it and plan for it ahead of time.  Learn more about how to prepare for a good end of life in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.Support the show (https://www.cognitoforms.com/HospiceQuinte/donatetohospicequinte)
Did you know that approximately 25%  of Canadians end up providing care for family members and friends suffering from a chronic illness or disability at some point in their lives? Unfortunately, unpaid caregivers are given little to no training before or while providing the care that they do. This can make them feel ill-equipped to care for their loved one.  Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes 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/)
In Canada, the United States, Australia, and the UK, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Pregnancy and infant loss includes miscarriages, stillbirths, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and the death of a newborn. This is a difficult topic to cover as many people suffer these types of losses in silence. Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.About Hospice QuinteHospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers.  Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.  The Hospice Quinte service area includes 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/)
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