Patients with mobility issues can now exercise their arms, wrists and shoulders while in bed instead of having to be moved to the gym in the Physiotherapy Department. A new, mobile arm ergometer unit, purchased through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, is easily transported to a patient’s bedside for required cardiovascular strengthening and conditioning, increasing accessibility for these patients.
Palliative care is a holistic approach to active and supportive care for patients and their families facing a life-threatening illness. The aim is to prevent and ease suffering while promoting an excellent quality of life right up until the end of life. Palliative care can begin at any stage of the disease.
This page provides numerous resources related to palliative care.
Improve the palliative care that you, your team and your service provides by taking LEAP courses.
Cancer Care Ontario Palliative Care Tools https://www.cancercare.on.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=1377&pageId=76967
Links to best-practice tools from around the world to support primary care providers in the delivery of palliative care.
Links to materials and resources about advance care planning. Speak Up Ontario is an initiative of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario to improve awareness of Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning in the Province of Ontario. Ontario has unique requirements with respect to Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning and this website focuses on providing information, tools, and resources specific to the Ontario legal context.