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Palliative Care

Palliative Care is the provision of skilled, compassionate interdisciplinary professional and volunteer care for people whose disease does not respond to curative treatment.

Palliative Care is presently provided throughout the region in hospitals, personal care homes and in the home, by a variety of caregivers including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, home care workers, pastoral care, families, friends and volunteers. The goal is the best possible quality of life for clients and their families.

Components of this program include:

Palliative Care Resources

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Interdisciplinary team approach
  • Volunteer services
  • Grief and bereavement counseling
  • Support groups
  • Information services
  • Education, Research, Resource Library
  • Community care and involvement
  • Acute care
  • Care-giver support
  • Links with other programs/services
  • Resources for comfort care (e.g. specialized equipment)

 
Our staff have created this valuable resource for families that have experienced a death - please click to view After death happens - a resource guide

 Tammie-Lee Rogowski
Clinical Team Manager
Regional Palliative Care Program
Wound Care Program, Spiritual Health and
Home Care Nursing Program
Ph: (204) 785-7756
Email: 
trogowski@ierha.ca
   
Palliative Care Nurse Specialists 
Palliative Care Nurse Specialist West:
Laura Klammer
Office: 204-785-7535
Email: 
lklammer@ierha.ca

Palliative Care Nurse Specialist East:
Melanie Bernas
Office:  204-785-7536
Email: 
mbernas@ierha.ca

 
PALLIATIVE CARE REFERRALS TO BE FAXED TO: 204-785-4895
 

The Palliative Care Program offers grief and bereavement support to families and caregivers of clients enrolled onto the program through services provided by the programs Psychosocial Specialists Susan Barnett and Vera Appleyard.

For Palliative Care volunteer opportunities & training click here.

Helpful links:

mygrief.ca
Palliative Care Info.
Canadian Virtual Hospice 

Grief Support Links:

Dementia & Staff Grief
Grief Support
Living My Culture:  Helping to honour your culture, spirituality & traditions. People from various cultures share their stories & wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others. 

Financial Support Information Links:

Compassionate Care Benefits are Employment Insurance benefits paid to people who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death within 26 weeks (6 months).  A maximum of 26 weeks of compassionate care benefits may be paid to eligible people. Click here for more information on Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides disability benefits to people who have made enough contributions to the CPP and who are disabled and cannot work at any job on a regular basis.  Benefits may also be available to the dependent children.  Click here for more information on CPP disability benefits.


Advanced Care Planning Links:

Advanced Care Planning Workbook
Manitoba Health Care Directive Information and Manitoba Health Care Directive Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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