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Upcoming Training Events

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April 26-28
Weekend Intensive Training
Camrose

June 11, 6:30-8:30pm
Nav-CARE Module

June 12, 10 am to noon
Nav-CARE Module

Please register with the Volunteer Coordinator, Joy LeBlanc by calling 587.322.9269
 

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.

Register

We Don't Move on From Grief, We Move Forward With It

In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching.

Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. "A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again," she says. "They're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on."

Low Impact Debriefing

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An article on making use of the tool called, Low Impact Debriefing, developed by Françoise Mathieu. 

Download "Low Impact Disclosure Article.pdf"

What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone

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hat does it mean to “hold space” for someone else?

It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgement and control.

Download "What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone.pdf"

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

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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.

Read more

Download "caregivers_guide_2015_en.pdf"

Volunteer Satisfaction Survey

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If you have not already completed the HSCD Volunteer Satisfaction Survey you may download and print one here.

Complete the form (you do not have to include your name) and drop it off at the HSCD office. Leave it in the mailbox by the door if nobody is in.

Download "HSCD Volunteer-Satisfaction-Survey 2018.pdf"

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.

Everyone Matters! Join our growing global community of Everyone Matters on Facebook - www.facebook.com/everyonematters -

www.EveryoneMattersDay.com

You can find out more about Naomi Feil and Validation Therapy at http://vfvalidation.org

You can find out more about Michael Verde and Memory Bridge at http://www.memorybridge.org

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.

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.