Unpacking Hospice Care…

  • A look inside…

    October 2, 2019 by

    It is not the length of life, but depth of life. — Ralph waldo emerson. If you landed on this page then chances are you are searching to know more about hospice care. You’re in the right place. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

  • The Journey of Grief

    August 3, 2020 by

    “We had one of those storybook marriages, that’s why it hurts so much, …” says Anne of her late husband, Mac, who died of a rare form of cancer two years ago.  Anne, a nurse practitioner in Belleville, Ontario was married to her best friend for 39 years. Mac died just shortly before the couple’s… Read more

  • Through the Eyes of a Wife

    July 22, 2020 by

    No one could believe she hadn’t planned her husband’s funeral.  It seemed natural that a funeral would be on one’s to do list when a loved one is faced with incapacitating cancer.  But after days and months enduring the foreign and tumultuous journey of a life threatening illness, Max and Lucy had not even discussed… Read more

  • One Last Wish

    June 3, 2020 by

    Dave had been in the Palliative Care Unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital for more than four weeks this time, his third time in the unit. Nurses asked Joan, “How is he hanging on?” Joan pondered on it and came up with a reason she wouldn’t put past her stubborn husband. “He probably wants to go… Read more

  • Let’s talk about myths.

    May 3, 2020 by

    There are countless misconceptions about what hospice palliative care is and how it works. Below are common myths that persist today. MYTH: I can only get palliative care in hospital FACT: Palliative care services are offered in many places, including hospitals, hospices and in your own home. MYTH: Palliative care manages pain through the use… Read more

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