FREE Online Course for Home Caregiver Support

St. Lazarus has, in partnership with St. John Ambulance, has created an online training course for a Home Caregiver Support Program. This is a great refresher for healthcare aides, volunteers and laypeople.


A Caregiver's Guide: A Handbook About End-of-Life Care

A Caregiver's Guide is a joint initiative of the Order of Saint Lazarus in Canada and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

A Caregiver's Guide was created to provide information for family caregivers to draw upon when preparing and caring for a loved one who has a progressive illness, especially at home. It was developed to complement resources and information provided to caregivers by healthcare professionals, including hospice palliative care teams.

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Naomi Feil and Gladys Wilson

Naomi, a Jewish lady, finds the way to reach into the soul of Gladys, 87, long isolated in her own world of Alzheimer's, by singing her beloved Christian hymns to her.

Naomi Feil is founder of Validation Therapy, and called "The world's authority on communicating with people with dementia," according to Michael Verde, who produced this film, and is founder of Memory Bridge, The Foundation for Alzheimer's and Cultural Memory.

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Naomi Feil and Gladys Wilson

A Story About Care

The Story About Care is one man's reflections on the power of the caring relationship that can exist when people working in health care see the "person and not a pathology." Jim Mulcahy shares his heart touching story of what it has been like to be cared for as he lives with end stage lymphoma while caring for his wife Sarah who has Huntington's Disease. This video was produced by the Canadian Virtual Hospice and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing in association with the Health Design Lab at St. Michael's Hospital and Wendy Rowland, film maker. We are grateful to Jim and Sarah for opening their home and their lives to us and sharing their story in the service of others.
A Story About Care

Atul Gawande on Being Mortal

R&E’s interview with best-selling author and surgeon Atul Gawande about aging, dying, end-of-life care, and the limits of medicine.
Atul Gawande on Being Mortal