It was an emotionally and physically draining time, and that doesn’t even scratch the surface. But I am at peace knowing I did everything in my power to help support him to the end.
The following resources will provide additional helpful information on the following topics.
Caregiver Modules – Module 2: Communications and conversations – Chapter 1: Conversations about the future, and Chapter 2: Planning or after death
Caregiver Modules – Module 7: Recognizing symptoms and assessing comfort and care – Chapter 3: Physical symptoms: Pain
Caregiver Modules – Module 7: Recognizing symptoms and assessing comfort and care – Chapter 3: Physical symptoms: Confusion
Talking to ChildrenKidsGrief.ca: For Parents Modules – Talking about dying and death
Programs and support in your province or territory
For a list of programs and services available in your area, click on the Canadian Virtual Hospice
To see some of the caregiver supports or information guides
available in your province or territory, click the links below.
Alberta: Caregivers Alberta
British Columbia: Family Caregivers of BC
Nova Scotia: Caregivers Nova Scotia
Quebec: L’Appui pour les proches aidants
Saskatchewan: Caregiver Information and Support Centre
*Additionally, the following provinces and territories offer resources and guides.
Manitoba: Information and Reference Guide
New Brunswick: Caregivers’ Guide
Newfoundland and Labrador: Information for Seniors, Families, and Caregivers
Northwest Territories: The NWT Caregivers Guide
Nunavut: Home and Continuing Care
Yukon Territory: Caregiver’s Support Group
Prince Edward Island: Caring
for Aging Parents