Resources to help guide you through illness and end-of-life.
Advance Care Planning
It is never too early to start care planning. Find resources to help you begin this important process for yourself or a loved one.
Grief & Bereavement
In addition to bereavement support offered by the Hospice Society in Revelstoke, there are valuable resources online for each unique loss.
Training is ongoing for many of our volunteers. Many resources are practical and relevant for all individuals concerned for loved ones end of life.
At Speak Up you’ll find the latest developments, updates, events, and articles regarding Advance Care Planning and the Speak Up initiative. www.advancecareplanning.ca
Planning for Health Care Decisions for Serious Illness
- Plan Well Guide is a free, advance serious illness planning tool. The Plan Well Guide can help you learn how serious illness decisions are made. You’ll learn about how important your values and preferences are in making those decisions. This guide can help you make a plan that clearly let’s others, like your doctor, family, and substitute decision-maker, know what you want for your care. By doing your serious illness planning ahead of time, you’re more likely to get the medical care that’s right for you. It can also lower the stress and anxiety your family member’s will have if they need to make life or death decisions for you.
In association with BCPCA Daren Heyland
- A session on health care decision-making along the care spectrum, including to end of life Health Care Decision-making Rights Along the Care Spectrum Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law
In association with BCHPA the Canadian Center for End of Life presents Health Care Decision-Making
Mental Health and Seniors
Seniors face unique challenges when it comes to mental health. As we mature, it is common to feel more isolated, tired and even depressed. There is hope! We want to help you improve your quality of life by boosting your mental health and helping you feel more connected to your community. The Rural Mental Wellness has created a downloadable Journal Prompts for Seniors.