South West District Palliative Care


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What are your admission/referral criteria?

anyone can ask for support of a possible life threatening illness & grief support

How would you answer the following question if asked by a patient, client, resident and/or family?

“What can you do for me?”

  • provide compassionate informed care for you and your family
  • help you obtain information about your illness and care
  • discuss end of life issues and symptoms
  • fill out necessary forms for death at home - End of Life Directive and Antiipated Death forms
  • Communicate with your doctor on your behalf
  • information on pain and symptom management
  • provide educational material - books, CD's videos, DVDs.
  • support you emotionally and spiritually
  • help accessing government programs such as the Drug Access Program, home care, EI Compassionate Care Benefits
  • provide trained screened volunteers if you so wish
  • provide grief support

 

Staff/Service

By Dedicated Staff

Upon Request

In Program/Service

In Home

Animal Therapists

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Art Therapists

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Bereavement Coordinators

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Bereavement Support

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Child and Youth Coordinator/Counsellor

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Clinical Counsellors

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Complementary Therapists

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Complementary therapies

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Day Program

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Dietitians

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Education

 

 

Educational Coordinators

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Grief Group Facilitator

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Home Consultation Services

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Home Support (Homemaking)

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Inpatient consultation

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Inpatient Facility (PCU)

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Music Therapists

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Nurses

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Nursing Visits

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Occupational Therapists

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Outpatient Clinics

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Personal Support Workers

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Pain & Symptom Management

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Pharmacists    

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Physicians

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Physician Visits

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Physiotherapists

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Psychologists

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Quick Response / Emergency Response

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Research

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Respiratory Therapists

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Respite Care

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Social Workers

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Social Work / Counselling

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Speech / Language Therapists

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Spiritual / Pastoral Care Workers

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Spiritual / Pastoral Support

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Volunteer Coordinators

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Volunteers

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Volunteer Support

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Other (please specify): _________________ 

    

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South West District Palliative Care, Inc. was established in 1997 to serve the Towns of Stonewall and Teulon and the Municipalities of Rockwood, Rosser, Woodlands and Armstrong.

The Board of South West District Palliative Care has adopted the philosophy that palliative care is a continuum that begins with the diagnosis of a life-threatening or incurable illness and follows through with the resolution of grief for the family after a death.

Palliative Care principles affirm life and regards dying as a normal process, neither hastening nor postponing death, offering information on pain and symptom management and offersmbereavement support after the death of a loved one.

South West District Palliative Care, Inc. is a registered charity funded through the generous support of individuals, community and memorial donations, grants, local businesses and fundraising initiatives.The Interlake Regional Health Authority does not fund the position of our Palliative Care Coordinator even though the Coordinator is a Health Authority employee.