Caregivers in Timmins have the opportunity to take a new palliative care training program.

The Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care course will teach caregivers in the area about the palliative care resources within the community. North East Local Health Integration Network’s Lianne Valiquette says palliative patient care can involve different partners and requires different conversations, including advanced care planning. Valiquette says the LEAP course will offer palliative caregivers the resources to help patients with more complex needs.

The NE LHIN has funded two training weekends for the Family Health Care Team.