Implementation Information – Advance Care Planning for people living with dementia and their family caregivers

Implementation Phase (March 2020 – July 2021)

 

The project has partnered with community-based organizations from across British Columbia to implement the improved Advance Care Planning programs. A total of ten organizations received training and resources to offer Advance Care Planning programs for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia, and their family members and friends: 

  1. guided group conversation event to help participants explore their values, beliefs, and wishes for future health care and personal care. This is an important part of the Advance Care Planning process.  
  2. two-part information session to teach participants about the steps of Advance Care Planning, and offer information and resources to help them get started. 

Events and sessions being offered

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Information about the participating organizations: 

Terrace Hospice Society

The Terrace Hospice Society has been growing and developing since its inception in 1992. Our Volunteers nurture, educate, and advocate for the highest quality Palliative (Comfort) Care and end of life experiences. We provide support for those dying, their caregivers and those who are grieving through our various programs and services. Visit their website or facebook page to learn more.

Williams Lake Hospice Society

It is the mission of the Williams Lake Hospice Society to improve the quality of life of those individuals and their families facing life-limiting illness, death or bereavement, through skilled and compassionate support, education and advocacy. We envision a community where end of life care is delivered with knowledge, skill, support and compassion. Learn more here.

 

New Denver Hospice Society

New Denver Hospice Society provides end-of-life care to individuals with a life-threatening illness and their families, as well as other support services that foster a compassionate community such as advanced care planning, bereavement support, death cafes, etc. in the North Slocan Valley of BC. Learn more here.

Sunshine Coast Hospice Society

The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society provides compassionate end-of-life support available to all, regardless of circumstances or choices.  We do this by using our four core service values of compassion, integrity, respect, and service to enhance the quality of life for those facing advancing illness, death, and bereavement, and through skilled and compassionate support, education, and advocacy. Learn more here.

Greater Victoria Caregiver Support Program – Family Caregivers of BC

The mission of Family Caregivers of BC is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers through support, information, and education. We provide leadership to strengthen the voice of family caregivers and the significance of their role. Our interest in this project is to involve family and friend caregivers in the design, development and refinement of ACP tools, resources and training so that people’s wishes for their care are known, and care reflects those wishes whenever possible. We also want to learn how to make the processes as comfortable and easy as possible, so that people will take action and follow through on the both the conversations and the actual plans on paper. Ultimately there will be no guessing as to what a person wants for care, because the person, their family caregivers and their health care providers all know. Learn more here.

Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging

Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging was incorporated in 1989 as an umbrella organization to coordinate and promote activities supporting the health and well being of seniors in Abbotsford.   

Our mandate is to initiate, encourage, and facilitate programs that promote healthy aging and independent living; To be instrumental in fostering a positive attitude that aging is a normal process that is productive and fulfilling; To share information related to healthy aging; To assess needs and generate, receive, and promote ideas for new programs to meet the needs of seniors in our community; To be aware and compile community resources that will assist our seniors to age in place; To promote and encourage volunteer opportunities that promote inclusiveness of seniors in the community. 

Vision: A community that embraces and supports those who are aging or experiencing isolation. 

Mission: To initiate and facilitate programming that promote awareness regarding healthy aging and reducing isolation of at-risk populations. 

Learn more here.

Adult Cognitive Wellness Centre

The new Adult Cognitive Wellness Centre offers online Cognitive & Socialization Sessions and in-person Dementia-Friendly Adult Day Program options, for supporting people living with symptoms of dementia.  Our programs also include ongoing support for the family caregivers. We like to call ourselves a Dementia Centre without Walls to help families all over Canada with our online services. Learn more here.

Business Excellence award Recipient for “Outstanding Support” with the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce 2020

CareRx Vancouver Downtown

CareRx Pharmacy is a multi-provincial Pharmacy Provider, servicing the needs of Long-term Care Residents, Retirement Home Clients, Hospice Homes and Group Homes. We provide consultant pharmacy services including educational in-services, newsletters, and educational forums among other initiatives; all intended to manage and improve the drug therapy outcomes for the residents of our homes. It is due to our experience, gained over many years of service to the longterm care, retirement home and hospice sectors, that we wanted to partner with the BC Centre for Palliative Care on the “Advance Care Planning for Dementia Project.” As more seniors are now interested in aging in place, Alzheimer’s and other dementias can affect their plans to do so; we hope to facilitate and support these seniors (and their families) to help fulfill their wishes. Learn more here.

L’Chaim Adult Day Centre

The L’Chaim Adult Day Centre is a culturally Jewish day program where participants enjoy supervised planned activities in a warm, safe, and caring environment. We offer participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers and maintain or improve their level of functioning so they can remain in their community. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for all our participants and their families. L’Chaim provides relief and support for families who care for an older relative. Regular discussion between staff, families, and participants keeps all parties aware of the participants changing needs. Learn more here.

Ridge Meadows Seniors Society

RMSS Caregiver Connection and Support Program: Allowing Family and Friend Caregivers is a place where they can receive emotional support and find balance through support groups, one on one sessions, telephone support and educational speakers to learn new tools and resources. Learn more here.


Calendar of Events and Sessions

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Palliative Care Pharmacy

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Essential Conversations for the Health Care Team ECHO Series: Culturally Safe ACP

2 events,

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Flexing Your Core ECHO-Domain 1: Principles of Palliative Care and Palliative Approach (2024)

1 event,

2 events,

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Grief Chats Q&A

2 events,

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Case Rounds (The Division of Palliative Care UBC 2023/2024 Educational Rounds)

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Flexing Your Core ECHO-Domain 2: Cultural Safety & Humility (2024)

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Dreaming of the Deceased (People or Animal) Following a Loss

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Flexing Your Core ECHO-Domain 3: Communication (2024)

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All Together ECHO: A Rural Approach to the Compassionate Community Model

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Dehydration in Palliative Care

This initiative is supported by funding from Public Health Agency of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Public Health Agency of Canada.

Cette initiative bénéficie du soutien de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada. Les opinions qui y sont exprimées ne représentent pas nécessairement les positions de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada.

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