Your Community

Resources and Information for you and family care giver

 

Seniors’ poverty in BC rose from a low of 2.2 per cent in 1996 to a shocking 12.7 per cent in 2014 (according to Statistics Canada’s low income measure). A total of 96,000 BC seniors lived in poverty in 2014. 

 

Food Security

If you know of someone who is food insecure, please follow below links:

http://victoriahomelessness.ca/community-resources/meals-food-banks/

If you are not mobile and need help accessing community resources, please contact your local volunteer organization. Below are a few:

http://www.saanichvolunteers.org/

https://beaconcs.ca/

 

Family Care Givers 

http://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/

 

 

 

Seniors

www.seniors101.ca

http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/library/publications/year/1993/senchef.pdf

 

Home Care Services

https://www.homeinstead.ca/

 

If you would like to share your resource, please email jenneke@therapeuticmeals.com.

 

Palliating at Home

Palliative care is a type of health care for patients and families facing life-threatening illness. Palliative care helps patients to achieve the best possible quality of life right up until the end of life. From the time of diagnosis of a terminal condition to end-of-life may differ from years to weeks. Therefore, palliative care is highly personal and so are the nutritional needs.

A nutritional needs assessment is highly recommended to help increase quality end-of-life care and comfort. Please contact jenneke@therapeuticmeals.com to if you require an assessment, and she will visit you and your loved one at home. 

Below is some useful information on palliative nutrition care.

https://www.victoriahospice.org/search/node/food

 

 

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