Colchester East Hants Hospice Society and Dalhousie seeking older adults who might benefit from N-CARE volunteer visits.

The Colchester East-Hants Hospice Society has partnered with Dalhousie University to implement a program that aims to improve quality of life for seriously ill adults in the Truro area.

N-CARE—navigating, connecting, accessing, resourcing and engaging for adults with serious illness—was introduced by Assoc. Prof. of Nursing Barbara Pesut in cooperation with her colleague Dr. Wendy Duggleby from the University of Alberta. The program is designed to help people with serious chronic illnesses navigate community services and resources with trained volunteers.

Pesut says the program is scaling up – bringing N-CARE to more sites, such as Truro.

“The N-CARE service has generated such interest that after the pilot study in 2015, we had nine additional sites agree to implement the program. This has the potential to assist thousands of aging Canadians,” says Pesut. “We believe N-CARE holds promise for improving the lives of adults with serious illness through a compassionate community approach.”

N-CARE meets the complex needs of an aging population, she explains. “We have an incredible resource of volunteers in Canada who can provide significant support to older adults through a ‘neighbours helping neighbours’ approach.”

N-CARE volunteers, who have training in accessing community services, provide regular in-home visits for adults who have serious illnesses. The volunteers help make connections with the supports available in their community that improve quality of life. They can also mitigate issues such as a lack of social support, loneliness and isolation, poor information about available resources, and feeling overwhelmed with decision-making.

“Older adults living with serious illnesses have unmet needs that result in poor quality of life,” says Pesut. “But, despite the challenges they experience because of their health issues, many of these adults want to continue to be engaged and productive—to give back to their communities. Volunteers help them do that.”

The ultimate goal is to develop policy recommendations for N-CARE and to create a toolkit, which will provide the resources required for hospice societies across Canada to implement volunteer navigation in their communities.

Colchester East Hants Hospice Society and Dalhousie are now actively seeking older adults who might benefit from N-CARE volunteer visits. Participation enquiries or requests for further information and can be directed to Lauren Purdy at lpurdy@cehhospice.org

Media Contact Information:
Craig Johnson
Executive Director
cjohnson@cehhospice.org
902-893-3265

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Dec. 10th 2-4PM at the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre in Elmsdale
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"I chose to do my work placement with hospice because the care and support shown to families entering the grieving process has been a topic of interest of mine the past couple of years. I believe that death should not be a taboo subject.

It is something we all encounter in our lives and to be able to face it, cope with it, have the support of others within it, and to be able to make the choices best for us and honour the feelings of the deceased is a very empowering thing. I think it is one of the most beautiful things you can offer a person, to be able to support them in a time of such vulnerability and to let them know that they have the ability to make choices, even in a time where everything seems out of their control."
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Join Colchester East Hants Hospice and experience amazing India, nestled in the heart of the holy pilgrimage town of Vrindavan.

October 25 – November 4, 2020 | $2,450 (excluding airfare). A portion of the proceeds will come back to CEH Hospice.

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• Lloyd E Matheson Building (outside the library) beginning December 4th
Truro Mall (outside the food court; with volunteers) beginning December 5th
Rath Eastlink Community Centre (upper level) beginning December 9th

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Don’t forget to play your toonie by Wednesday at noon for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! Or — give the gift of pre-payment... Call our office to pre-pay for a friend (or yourself;) as the perfect stocking stuffer. 902-893-3265
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Join us for our Coping with the Holidays events.
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Dec. 10th 2-4PM at the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre in Elmsdale
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Dec. 12th 3-6PM at the Hospice office (89 Queen St. Truro)
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Drop in style. All ages welcome.
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society NSCC work placement student, Cordelia Payne: Why is Hospice important to you?
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"I chose to do my work placement with hospice because the care and support shown to families entering the grieving process has … https://ift.tt/2YwDeU9

We are thrilled to announce this opportunity — A Journey for the Grieving Heart.
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Join Colchester East Hants Hospice and experience amazing India, nestled in the heart of the holy pilgrimage town of Vrindavan.
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October 25 – November 4, 2020 | $2,450 (e… https://ift.tt/2DTQXLA

Did you know... Angels Remembered has become an important part of the holiday season for many residents of Colchester East-Hants, to connect with those in the community grieving a loss during the holidays.
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