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CARE FOR THOSE WHO DIE AT HOME IN PANDEMIC TIMES
if there is a death in your home at this time, you may need to perform some tasks that are traditionally handled by professionals. We have prepared this document with the assistance of these professionals to guide you through some of those tasks with a reasonable level of safety for yourself and respect for your dead.
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Websites about Deathcare and Home Funerals
Community Deathcare Canada
Community Deathcare Canada is a non-profit group, coming together in response to the needs and interests of Canadians who seek to re-engage with dying and deathcare in more meaningful, holistic, and environmentally sustainable ways. It imagines a culture where death is reclaimed as an honoured part of life.
INELDA - International End of Life Doula Association
The International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the end of life doula approach pioneered in 2003 by Henry Fersko-Weiss, one of our co-founders. The INELDA model of end of life doula care was at the heart of the first hospice doula program in the U.S., and gave birth to the entire field.
National Home Funeral Alliance
The mission of the NHFA is to educate and empower families and communities to care for their own dead. We seek to educate all who seek to know more about this time honoured tradition of home funerals. Whether looking for practical guidance or to read about others’ personal stories, how to locate your state laws or learn how you can change one, we can help.
CINDEA - Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives
CINDEA is a Canadian-based organization, which respects the wisdom of ancient death traditions and encourages the renewal of older death practices that are appropriate to our modern-day life. In the past, communities cared for their own dying folk; and creatively adapted, that approach to death is still an option available to us. CINDEA ‘s perspective is one of a wide range of initiatives that are drawing our culture into a deeper relationship with nature and the cycles of life and death — the modern version of “a good death” for all involved in it. This website is a great resource for Death Midwives.
End of Life Doula Association of Canada
End-of-Life Care (EOLC) is a national organization committed to promoting high-quality doula support at end of life. EOLC sets the standard for the doula profession through membership and training based on need and recommendations made by the Ministry of Health, Health authorities and outside agencies such as Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association.
Institute on Traditional Medicine: Contemplative End of Life Certificate
The Contemplative End of Life Certificate Program introduces students to a multiplicity of tools and practices which allow them to serve the dying with sensitivity and skill while cultivating their capacity for presence and compassion through the practice of mindfulness techniques and simple rituals.
What is Talkdeath?
TalkDeath’s mission is to encourage positive and constructive conversations around death and dying. Although our awareness of the issues and needs surrounding death is growing, it is still not considered appropriate “dinner table talk.” Well, we think it is.
From green burials and home funerals, to history, memento mori art, funeral law, and grief resources, TalkDeath.com is the hub for a changing death-conscious public. TalkDeath also aims to bridge the gap between death professionals and the general public, helping you make informed end-of-life decisions.
End of Life University Podcast – Karen Wyatt ,MD on Apple Podcast
Dr. Karen Wyatt, hospice physician and author of “What Really Matters,” interviews experts on all aspects of the end-of-life, including: caring for the dying, funeral and burial practices, planning for the end-of-life, conscious dying, grief and loss, caregiver support, afterlife, death and the arts, and community initiatives to improve end-of-life care. Access more interviews at www.eoluniversity.com.
A Path Home: A National Home Funeral Podcast
What is a home funeral? How can I have a green burial? Do I have to hire a Funeral Director? On this podcast we’ll be focusing on reclaiming our innate right to care for our own loved ones at death in natural, and often, environmentally friendly ways. We’ll demystify the tasks related to after death care through hearing stories from people who have ventured into culturally unfamiliar territory and cared for their own deceased loved ones at home, chose a natural burial or both. Hearing what’s possible and how lives have been transformed by engaging in this final act of love is one path towards changing our culture and our relationship to death. A Path Home is a production of the National Home Funeral Alliance.
Family Caregiver Websites
Canadian Caregiver Network
Our mission is to bring caregivers together to share their experiences.
That’s why we created Huddol — a community dedicated to your well-being where you can exchange with our network of professionals and others like you.
You are not alone in your caregiving experience. You are one of 7 million Canadians caring for a loved one at home or in a care facility. This website will connect you to practical ‘how to’ information that can help you to find solutions to your caregiving questions and needs.
Canadian Home Care Association
In partnership with our members, the CHCA advances initiatives that address national priorities in home and community care. As a recognized authority, the CHCA facilitates knowledge sharing, creates connections, informs policy and practices, and advocates for integrated home and community care for all Canadians.
Canadian Caregiver Network
Basic Physical Care for the Very Ill or Dying (Crash Course). There are so many who are having to care for their loved ones at home right now who have never had to do such a thing. Here are some basic techniques to help save your back and ease frustration when caring for one who is bedridden.
Note: Moving people is FAR easier with two people if that is an option. Also, do not touch your face while doing the move.
Green Burial Council
Thank you for visiting the Green Burial Council. This is the place to learn more about green burial and how to find certified cemetery stewards, funeral professionals, and funerary product sellers who share the commitment to create more sustainable after-death options for you, your community, and the planet.
Soul Passages offers an inspiring perspective on the significant role that ritual healing has in our lives, especially in the dying process and at death. It has all kinds of helpful resources and videos for practitioners and families.
Sarah is a Death Doula, Grief and Loss Coach and Ritual Healing Practitioner. . She is the founder of Soul Passages. Sarah offers ceremonial and community building practises that use nature based spirituality to help people navigate illness death or loss.
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