Caregiving

It’s a Matter of Life & Death

Please join us for an online information session including live Q&A about the challenges of caregiving. The session is Tue Jan 18, 6:30-8:00pm, and will include storytelling, strategies, and resources.

This session will cover many facets of caring for someone with a terminal illness, including:

  • Challenges of caregiving
  • Caring for someone during the pandemic
  • Information and statistics on caregiving
  • Caring for someone who is end-of-life
  • When to consider hospice palliative care
  • Strategies and resources for caregivers

Our special guests for the evening include:

  • Social Worker Heather MacCuaig who has worked with residents and families at Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice since 2016. Prior to that, she supported the Oncology and Palliative Program at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for 20 years as a Social Worker. In addition, Heather is an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University in the Michael DeGroote School of Medicine, and specializes in working with people at the end of their lives. She has achieved the designation of Advanced Hospice Palliative Social Work Certification
  • Home Caregiver Support Program Coordinator at St. John Ambulance Ruth Mulu-Droppers, a physician specializing in Advanced Geriatrics who has practiced in long-term and palliative care in the Netherlands. Ruth also worked as a senior general practitioner in Ethiopia, then settled in Canada with her family where she holds a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC 2019)
  • A neighbour in our community, Joanne, who shares her personal experiences caring for her terminally ill stepmother

Don’t wait – sign up today for this webinar by clicking here.