At Equinoxe LifeCare, we understand the importance of providing comfort, dignity, and support to individuals and their families during the transition from active treatment to end-of-life care. Our Comfort Care services are designed to create a peaceful and nurturing environment for individuals facing advanced illness or end-of-life stages. We are led by a compassionate and multidisciplinary team of Palliative Care Specialists, including highly trained teams of registered nursing assistants (RNAs) and nurses’ aides. Together, they concentrate on round-the-clock support for patients and family caregivers.
How we support
Personalized Care Plans: Our Comfort Care services begin with a comprehensive assessment to understand our clients and their families' specific requirements and goals. Based on this assessment, we develop personalized care plans honouring their wishes, values, and preferences, ensuring they receive appropriate care and support.
Symptom Management: Our team of skilled caregivers works closely with healthcare providers to develop effective strategies for symptom relief, including pain management, nausea control, respiratory support, and comfort measures. We aim to minimize discomfort and promote a peaceful and comfortable environment for our clients.
Emotional and Spiritual Support: End-of-life care involves physical needs and emotional and spiritual support. Our compassionate caregivers provide companionship, active listening, and emotional support, fostering a comforting presence during this challenging time. We respect and honour the diverse beliefs and traditions of our clients.
Personal Care and Hygiene: Maintaining personal hygiene and comfort is crucial for individuals in end-oflife stages. Our caregivers provide gentle and respectful assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, oral care, and toileting activities. We prioritize cleanliness and comfort so our clients can maintain their dignity and feel cared for.
Medication and Symptom Monitoring: Our caregivers are trained to assist with medication management, including administering medications as prescribed and monitoring their effects. We closely monitor symptoms, document changes, and communicate with healthcare providers to ensure the appropriate adjustment of medication regimens and symptom management strategies.
Nutritional Support: Nourishment and hydration play a role in maintaining comfort and quality of life. Our caregivers aid with eating and drinking, following individual preferences and dietary restrictions. We work closely with healthcare providers to determine appropriate nutrition plans and implement strategies to ensure adequate intake.
Family Support and Education: We understand that endof-life care affects individuals and their loved ones. Our team provides emotional support and guidance to family members, helping them navigate the challenges and decisions that arise during this time. We offer education and resources to address their concerns, providing a supportive network for the entire family.
Respite Care: We know that caring for a loved one in the end-of-life stage can be physically and emotionally demanding. We offer respite care services, providing temporary relief for family caregivers. Our caregivers step in to provide care, allowing family members to take a break, rest, and recharge while knowing their loved one is in capable hands.
Bereavement Support: Our support doesn't end with the passing of a loved one. We provide bereavement support to family members, counselling, resources, and referrals to grief support services. We understand that the grieving process is unique to each individual and offer compassionate support throughout the bereavement journey.
Open Communication and Care Coordination: We prioritize open communication and collaboration with healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, and hospice teams. Our caregivers provide regular updates on the client's condition and any changes in care requirements. We ensure seamless coordination between the various care team members, facilitating the best possible care for our clients.