Hospice Northwest Resource Source for Palliative Care
THUNDER BAY – LIVING – Hospice Northwest have announced the launch of their new website, which is designed to be a resource centre for palliative care in our community.
The updated website offers multiple tools designed to educate the public, creating a more informed, compassionate and prepared community who can speak about and plan for death, and who are knowledgeable about the palliative care and bereavement resources available to them.
“The Ontario Trillium Foundation provided the funds to allow us to develop a website where the user can interact and have more options and get more information,” says Kathleen Buso, communications coordinator for Hospice Northwest.
The not‐for‐profit agency offers persons with life‐threatening and chronic illnesses – and their families – palliative care and grief and bereavement programs in Thunder Bay and several locations in the Northwestern Ontario region.
Buso says people can now also use the website to apply to volunteer, make a referral for services and even download a fillable form designed to allow them to get their affairs in order before they die. Don’t Duck the Conversation Personal Planning Guide focuses on gathering personal information about the user, the care of their family members, their possessions, as well as helping them prepare their own obituary and make their own funeral arrangements in advance.
Another feature of the redesigned website is an extensive Resources section that provides links to many other organizations offering assistance for a variety of needs. Website viewers can also peruse the online Library catalogue, sign up for Die‐alogues, the agency’s community educational event series, or read posts on the Caregivers Blog page.
Check out the new website for more information about the services Hospice Northwest offers: www.hospicenorthwest.ca