Caregiving During The Holidays
December 5, 2019
For many, the holiday season is a time of joy and lightheartedness, a time to spend with family and celebrate cherished traditions. But for those caring for a loved one, the holidays can be a time of added stress and frustration. Whether you are caring for an aging parent, a spouse, or even a child, here are a few tips to make the holiday season less trying and more enjoyable.
The Holiday Blues
Caregiving comes with significant responsibilities and is often a full time job. During the holidays, when decorations must be set up, extra cooking needs to be done, a...
Supporting Employees Dealing With Loss
November 5, 2019
When a loved one passes away, life seems to go on hold as we make funeral arrangements, notify friends and family members, and begin our grieving process. But how do you find a balance between life and work during this time? Fortunately, employers can create bereavement leave policies to give employees ample time to attend to both their personal matters and their own grief.
What is Bereavement Leave?
When we experience loss, the most important thing we should be thinking about is how to properly mourn and honor the deceased’s life. Bereavement leave allo...
Death in Different Religions
October 8, 2019
Spirituality at the End of Life
For many people at the end of life, it is common to question life’s meaning and establish one’s beliefs about death and the afterlife. Religion or spirituality can provide comfort and strength at such a sensitive time. When death is near, one may embrace a new religion or return to a belief system that they stopped practicing years ago. Some may find respite in prayer or meditation, wh...
Create an End-of-Life Environment for Your Loved One
September 2, 2019
It is many people's wish to spend their final days at home, and while not always possible, for those where it can be accommodated it can make the world of difference to their end of life experience. The familiarity and reassurance of their home environment, home comforts and the precious memories shared there, can really help soothe and aid in easing someone’s passing.
It means also that it would be possible for them to see and spend time with friends, family, pets and neighbours if they so wish, while at the same time giving them the opportunity for some ...