Getting help with planning

Do you need help with understanding the information on this website, decision-making or making your plan? The resources below can help assist you with serious illness decision-making.

Health Advocates

Health Advocates help you navigate the healthcare system. They are experienced in advanced medical care planning and have been trained on the Plan Well Guide approach. Through experience and expertise within the system (nursing, medicine, paramedicine, social work, personal experience), they ensure you get the care you need so that you don’t fall through the cracks. See links below to Canadian Health Advocates Inc, which services across Canada and in4med, which services people in need in Ontario.

Canadian Health Advocates Inc.

Paige helped simplify things for my wife and I when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. She came with us to our Oncologist appointments and coached us on what questions to ask, reviewed what was talked about in simple terms and clarified our options.

www.canadianhealthadvocatesinc.ca

in4MED

Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, we offer a range of services to take the worry out of healthcare.

www.in4med.ca

Doulas

An end-of-life doula is someone who supports a person faced with an illness or terminal diagnosis. The end-of-life doula can educate, advocate for, and empower clients by starting the conversation about death and embracing the dying process early. By aligning the client needs with their expectations and wishes, the end-of-life doula can significantly improve the quality and dignity of the end-of-life journey.

The end-of-life doula’s work includes:

  • Initiating pre-planning conversations,
  • Helping to identify and capture priorities and wishes,
  • Providing information about available resources,
  • Assisting with creating and documenting end-of-life wishes such as Advance Care Plans,
  • Sharing referrals and therapy awareness through our networked community.

All members of the End-of-Life Doula Association of Canada have received training in advanced care planning and are able to assist you in making your plan.

For more information on end-of-life doulas or if you require assistance in completing your plan please contact:

info@endoflifecaredoulaassociation.org or follow the link https://endoflifedoulaassociation.org/membership-roster/

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