For Care Providers

I am inspired by you – the personal support workers and care providers I have met over the years – in the home, in long-term care facilities, in acute care settings, and in workshops and colleges. I am also inspired by those I have not met but have heard about from families and healthcare professionals.

I acknowledge you, I acknowledge the difficult work you do, and I esteem you. You are amazing!

My hope is that by sharing our palliative care learning materials and downloadable products, you will feel more confident and competent to provide excellent compassionate care for the dying person and their family. If you have any questions related to hospice and palliative care, education, or would like to share your story with us, please get in touch.

Life and Death Matters offers a complete podcast library containing introductory to advanced topics, along with a variety of learning videos. Textbooks and workbooks written specifically for personal support workers, health care aides, and nursing assistants are available here.

Compassion Fatigue Solutions works with helping professionals such as health care workers, police officers, paramedics, mental health professionals and educators, helping them stay healthy in challenging environments. They offer concrete tools to manage compassion fatigue.

Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.

The Family Caregiving for People at the End of Life website has been developed and is maintained as a special project under the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association specifically organized to provide access to research, a range of relevant tools (including those developed through the research process), educational materials and networking opportunities for researchers, policy makers, decision makers, health care professionals, related community organizations, individuals and families coping with caregiving issues.

The Caregiver Community Action Network (CCAN) is a unique and highly dedicated group of over 100 volunteers in more than 40 states. Our CCAN volunteers reach out to family caregivers to provide education and support. They also teach caregivers to be advocates for themselves and their loved ones.

Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC) is a virtual alliance of diverse partner organizations that work collectively, and autonomously, to identify and respond to the needs of caregivers in Canada.