February 4th is World Cancer Day, an annual day of awareness aimed at saving millions from preventable deaths each year, by educating the public about cancer and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease. While the purpose of World Cancer Day is initially aimed at cancer awareness and prevention, Hospice Quinte would like to take this opportunity to discuss the role that hospice palliative care plays at the end of life for advanced cancer patients. Listen in to this week's Changing Lives Podcast to learn more.
About Hospice Quinte
Hospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers. Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.
The Hospice Quinte service area includes Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.Support the show (https://hospicequinte.ca/donate/)