Westman Hospice Association
is sponsored by the United Way
There are many helps from a variety of sources for the palliative care client and family. These include organizations dealing specifically with different diseases, alternative therapies, pamphlets on a variety of topics and other support organizations. Also check out the many local recources.
OTHER SUPPORT NETWORKS
- Canadian Home Care Association
17 York Street, Suite 401
Phone: (613) 569-1585
Fax: (613) 569-1604
A national not-for-profit membership association dedicated to ensuring the availability of accessible, responsive home care and community supports which enable people to stay in their homes with safety, dignity and quality of life.
- Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Annex B, Saint-Vincent Hospital
60 Cambridge Street North
Phone: (613) 241-3663
Toll free: 1-800-668-2785
Hospice Palliative Care Info Line: 1-877-203-4636
Fax: (613) 241-3986
This is the national association which provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada. CHPCA offers leadership in the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened.
- Canadian Virtual Hospice
Room PE450, Administration Building
One Morley Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2P4
Phone: (204) 475-1494
Toll free: 1-866-288-4803
Fax: (204) 475-1497
An interactive network designed to facilitate information exchange,
communication, and mutual support between and among patients, their
friends and family, health care providers, and palliative care
- Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba
2109 Portage Avenue
Phone: (204) 889-8525
Fax: (204) 888-8874
Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba is the volunteer-based charitable organization which assesses each person's situation and provides consulation, information and assistance to terminally ill individuals and their families.
- Hospice Palliative Care Information Line through the Living Lessons campaign
Toll free: 1-877-203-INFO
Information line to provide end-of-life information and support to Canadians across the country and around the world.
- Caring Connections
Multilingual Line: 1-877-658-8896
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and National Hospice Foundation have created a consumer-focused Web site that provides a wide range of free materials about end-of-life care.
- Living Lessons
Living Lessons is a national initiative to increase awareness of hospice palliative care and services in Canada . The campaign is presented in partnership with the Canadian Palliative Care Association and The GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. By encouraging and enabling open dialogue, information exchange and service provision we hope to enhance quality of life for individuals facing the last stages of life.
- Long Term Care Planning Network
2 Oaklawn Gardens
Phone: (416) 323-1090
Fax: (416) 323-9422
A national resource centre for aging and long term care planning and education resource centre created to help caregivers of the elderly and ill. Information for both caregivers and professional advisors.
- Health Care Directives at Manitoba Government site
As a Manitoba citizen you have the right to accept or refuse medical treatment at any time. The Manitoba Health Care Directives Act allows you to express your wishes about the amount and type of health care and treatment you want to receive should you become unable to speak or otherwise communicate this yourself. It also allows you to give another person the power to make medical decisions for you should you ever be unable to make them yourself.
- Health Care Directive
Seniors Information Line
Phone: (204) 945-6565
Toll free: 1-800-665-6565
- 10 Legal Myths About Living Wills pdf from American Bar Association
- Health Care Directive Example pdf provided at the Palliative.Info site by Dr. Mike Harlos, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba.
- Compassionate Care Benefits
Human Resources Development Canada
Employment Insurance (EI) provides Compassionate Care Benefits to persons who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death. Current application processing time: 28 days. Delivered by: Service Canada on behalf of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC).
- Last Post Fund
51 St. Anne's Road
Winnipeg MB R2M 2Y4
Phone: (204) 233-3073
Toll free: 1-888-233-3073
The Last Post Fund is dedicated to ensure, in so far as possible, that no war veterans, military disability pensioners or civilians who meet wartime service eligibility criteria are denied a dignified funeral and burial for lack of sufficient funds.
- Manitoba Palliative Care Drug Access Program
Phone: (204) 786-7141
This program provides deductible-free coverage through Manitoba Health. Once the application has been processed, the costs of all eligible drugs prescribed by a physician will be covered.
- Provincial Health Care Insurance
Manitoba Health Client Services
300 Carlton Street,
Phone: (204) 786-7101
Toll free: 1-800-392-1207
T.D.D. (hearing impaired): (204) 774-8618
Information about Manitoba Health Care coverage.
- Social Assistance
Manitoba Health, Human Resources
Phone: (204) 948-4000
Toll free: 1-800-563-8793
The Health Benefits part of the Employment and Income Assistance program is for people in need who do not have health benefits from another program, or whose existing benefits do not cover benefits available to them through EIA.
- Seniors & Healthy Aging Secretariat
822-155 Carlton Street
Phone: (204) 945-6565
Fax: (204) 948-2514
This website is a central point of contact for seniors, their family members and organizations and provides copies of its publications, valuable
links to other seniors' websites and contact information.
- Supplementary Income Programs for Persons with Disabilities
Employment and Income Assistance
Phone: (204) 945-4437
All participants enrolled with Employment and Income Assistance (EIA), including participants enrolled in the Persons with Disabilities category, may receive assistance.
See our grief resource page for pamphlets on grieving and recommended books.
- Caregiver Resources (Living Lessons)
- Patient Resources (Living Lessons)
- Transition Magazine
This is a magazine for and about Canada's families. Published quarterly by The Vanier Institute of the Family since 1970, Transition is widely read and well-respected by policy-makers, researchers, educators, students, journalists, family-service workers, doctors, lawyers, parents, and many others interested in family issues. Individual copies and back issues are available for $4.00 per copy and can be ordered online. Back issues published after 1997 are available online.
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The resource portion of this Westman Hospice Association website was compiled as a Brandon University Bachelor of Nursing Nursing Practice VII student project by Karen Wenham, SN4, in cooperation with Westman Hospice Association and Dr. Renee Will. November 2008. || References
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