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Pacific Rim Strategic Planning 2014
Pacific Rim Hospice Membership Form
Pacific Rim Hospice Brochures
Pacific Rim Hospice Newsletter
- Spring 2017 Newsletter (Repaired)
Please contact us for copies of archived newsletters
Books, DVDs and pamphlets on caregiving, dying, grief, healing and spirituality are available at the Westcoast Community Resources Society in Ucluelet and the Hospice Centre in Tofino.
Westcoast Community Resources Society
Ucluelet Community Centre Hub
500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet BC
Pacific Rim Hospice Society Centre
240 Neill Street, Tofino BC
Clicking on the links below will open a separate website in a new tab or window. Pacific Rim Hospice Society does not endorse the websites listed here or their content, however, they may have information that is valuable to you during this time. Please remember to carefully review all information from sources you access on the internet provided here or elsewhere.
- Alzheimer Society of BC
Provide support services and education programs locally and provincially and are connected nationally to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
- BC Bereavement Helpline
A resource for people to find bereavement support within their own community.
- Being a Caregiver (Service Canada)
Information for caregivers from the Government of Canada, including how to claim Employment Insurance Compassionate Care benefits.
Following a Death
- Canada Benefits
Under “Life Events”, select “Dealing with Death” (2nd link from the bottom) for information on many different types of benefits and government assistance following a death.
- Following a Death (Service Canada)
Information from the Government of Canada about what to do following a death.
- BC NurseLine
Offers health information from a registered nurse available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or to a pharmacist available 5 p.m. to 9 a.m., 7 days a week. Toll-free line, translation/hearing impaired.
- Foundation for Health in Aging
Information on aging and end-of-life topics and issues.
- Vancouver Island Health Authority
Through a network of hospitals, clinics, centres, health units, and residential facilities, the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) provides health care to people on Vancouver Island, on the islands of the Georgia Strait, and in the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.
- Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada.
- Canadian Virtual Hospice
An interactive network of information and support for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss – appropriate for patients, families and friends, health care providers and volunteers.
- Living Lessons
A national initiative to increase awareness of hospice palliative care and end-of-life care services in Canada.
- Vancouver Island Federation of Hospices
A network of Hospice Societies on Vancouver Island
- Advance Care Planning
What is Advance Care Planning? It’s about conversations. It’s about decisions. It’s how we care for each other.
- Before I die I want to…
In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What’s your answer?)
- Vancouver Island Advance Care Planning
Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication that can take place across your lifespan. It is a time for you to reflect on your beliefs, values, and wishes. It is a time to let others know your health care and personal preferences if you are ever unable to speak for yourself.
- Vancouver Island Health Authority – Advance Care Planning
None of us knows what tomorrow will bring. A health crisis may affect you or a family member at any time.
- Victoria Hospice – Planning Ahead
As much as possible, it helps when facing a life-limiting illness to plan ahead. It can feel overwhelming to consider the many issues requiring your attention in the months or weeks to come, and you may wish to work together with family members, a trusted friend, your family doctor or other professionals to help you.
- Self Care for Caregivers
Guide for caregivers from the Public Health Agency of Canada for recognizing and dealing with stress.