Additional Tools (Community Support)

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PalliLearn courses are one way to nurture Compassionate Communities. See here for a list of other tools to support those who are sick or caregiving.

Caring Bridge | A website to help people living with an illness communicate with, ask for and receive help from their social network.

COMPASS for Caregivers | A facilitator-led, four-session program created by Caregivers Alberta to help caregivers balance their own well-being with the challenges of caregiving.

Home Caregiver Support Program | An online course from St. John Ambulance and the Order of St. Lazarus to train caregivers of those with life-limiting illnesses. An introductory module explains the course and what palliative care is. Four additional modules address caring for physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. 

Lotsa Helping Hands | An online calendar and communication tool to facilitate community support for individuals and caregivers that need a helping hand.

My Collaborative Care Plan | A workbook created at La Trobe University in Australia designed to help those who are sick or caregiving identify practical needs and create a plan to meet them – with the help of their social network and community services. Focuses on meeting daily needs, staying socially connected and scheduling fun activities to lift spirits.

MyGrief | A series of self-directed modules created by Canadian Virtual Hospice to help people understand and cope with grief. Optional modules address different types of loss.

My Tools 4 Care and My Tools 4 Care – In Care | Toolkits created for caregivers of people with dementia who are living in the community or in a care facility, to better understand what to expect and how best to support the person they care for.

Preparing for the Journey: Caring for Indigenous People Who Are Seriously Ill | A practical guide created at Lakehead University to support Indigenous communities in caring for community members with serious illnesses, from engaging in health care planning before a serious illness occurs to caring for someone in the final weeks or days of life.


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