National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2023: Palliative Care Everywhere
May 7-13, 2023
Palliative care is an approach that aims to alleviate the suffering of people facing a life-limiting illness.
It can be provided in any setting – from hospice, to long-term care, to hospital, to home.
Palliative Care Everywhere
Palliative care is person-centered care. That means, in part, that wherever there is a person with a life-limiting illness – palliative care can be provided. If someone is facing significant health-related suffering because of a life-limiting illness, palliative care can help regardless of the setting of care, regardless of their illness or prognosis, regardless of their postal code.
Comprehensive and quality palliative care provides support for every aspect of someone’s life that is impacted by illness. This includes respite for caregivers and loved ones, mental health and spiritual support, and ensuring the best quality of life. It is holistic care to support mind, body, soul, and family when and where they need it most.
Every family navigating the challenges that arise when a loved one is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness deserves the best quality of care and support that we can offer. In hospice, at home, in long term care, in hospital – there are no limits to where someone can receive palliative care to meet their needs.
How will you support compassion, dignity, and care in your community this National Hospice Palliative Care Week? Do your part to ensure that across the country, there is Palliative Care Everywhere!
On May 11, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 EST, CHPCA hosted Breaking Barriers: Building Palliative Care Everywhere, a showcase of innovative programs and projects working to make palliative care more accessible in communities across Canada.
Hear from SE Health about their Reflection Room and Journey Home Hospice projects, Nav-CARE – a volunteer program that aims to alleviate social isolation and provide service/community navigation, and Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long-Term Care (SPA-LTC) – a program that ensures people with life-limiting illnesses have more opportunities to experience a high quality of life while living in long-term care residences.
How can you participate?
- Join us in spreading the word by downloading a poster and sharing it in your community – it’s a simple way to make a big impact!
- Print out the Palliative Care Everywhere Map Pins and post photos of you and/or your team holding them up. Show Canada where palliative care is! Post your photos using the hashtags #PalliativeCareEverywhere and #NHPCW on social media. Your stories are powerful tools to educate and spread awareness of the value of hospice palliative care in all communities.
- Use our Palliative Care Everywhere Canva template.
- Support or participate in a local Hike for Hospice fundraiser in your community. Find one in our event listings here!
- Donate to show your support for CHPCA’s work to make hospice palliative care accessible for all Canadians