Pallium Canada celebrates early launch of free online course that provides much-needed support for caregivers

ByMike V. Cooper

Mar 28, 2022

OTTAWA (ON), March 28, 2022 /CNW/ – Pallium Canada is thrilled to announce the early launch in British Columbia of a free online course for caregivers, thanks to the support of the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation. Learning Essential Palliative Care Approaches (LEAP) for Caregivers is ideal for anyone providing care to someone with a critical illness or anyone who wants to support a caregiver.

Caregiving is a role that most people are thrust into with little or no preparation or training. LEAP caregivers provides important information, practical training and resources for caregivers who support people facing serious illnesses. LEAP Carers builds on the highly successful caregiver training program of the Champlain Palliative Care Program by translating the course into a series of free, interactive online modules that focus on the “functional” aspects of being a caregiver. Topics include navigating the health care system, advance care planning, how to provide personal care and hygiene with dignity, end-of-life and medication management, communication and caregiver advocacy as well as self-care strategies.

Pallium from Canada Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Moatsays “We are thrilled with the support we have received from the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation and their Kick-Start grant to help launch and promote LEAP Carers to British Columbians and are thrilled to have worked with the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program to help extend their caregiver course through Canada. As the invisible backbone of the health care system, we are excited to better support the millions of Canadians caring for family, friends and community members through an accessible and convenient online course. »

Jim IkerChairman of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation, said, “Our mission is to help British Columbians improve their health and well-being, especially those who are managing a chronic disease or health condition. mental. We are delighted to support the launch of LEAP Carers by British Columbia. We know the initiative will be an important resource for BC caregivers and will improve the quality of care for those with critical illness. »

About Pallium Canada

Pallium Canada is a national non-profit organization focused on building professional and community capacity to help improve the quality and accessibility of palliative care in Canada.

SOURCE Pallium Canada

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