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Aspiring Pilot

Become part of our pilot team and work on projects that are filling the greatest gaps in care for our are dying, and those who love them (including their pets).

Research and Development (R&D): Capturing knowledge, researching and identifying gaps within the delivery of the pilot project outcomes.


Budget/Fundraising, Marketing:  Effective marketing skills to be able to appropriately advertise the benefits of HHA’s pilot projects and the gaps they are designed to fill.  


Media Relations:  Effectively inform the public of the pilot projects’ missions, policies, and practices in a positive, consistent and credible manner through different platforms of social media. 


Stakeholder Relations: Engaging and communicating with stakeholders to ensure optimal resources and effects as well as ensure successful delivery of the pilot project and subsequent program roll out.  

Programs Currently in Pilot

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CANDY Cafe:  CANDY stands for Creating Awareness and Normalizing Death.  An opportunity for children to talk about their questions, thoughts and feelings when it comes from dying and death.

Death Doula Practicum Working together to establish the important role HHA Death Doulas play in the traditional hospice setting. 

D.I.M.E Methodology... 

Design / Implement / Monitor / Evaluate


Design….began with specific questions

  • What does the journey of illness look like?

  • Who needs help along the journey?

  • What does that help need to look like?

  • When will each aspect of the help best be implemented?

  • How is it delivered efficiently and cost effectively?

Implement…the drawing board

  • Ways to deliver care (services) and the technology required to support care delivery models are developed

  • Help extend care beyond the last days/weeks of life; improving quality of life for the person who has been diagnosed

  • Identify and Promote Best Practices in Supporting Caregivers

  • Define the caregiving role both cross culturally and among family ~ including pets, volunteers and professionals

  • Extend competent and ethical best practices in palliative care, beyond those with a cancer diagnosis


​Monitor…Steering Committees, populated by subject matter experts, are using these project plans to ensure the drawing board is delivering on

  • Identifying physical / environmental needs for delivery

  • A plan for the education that may need to be sourced or developed

  • Risk assessment and mitigation strategies

  • Relationship models (national, provincial & regional) health and social services agencies that will enhance the delivery of services

  • Best practices and communication among other pilot committees

  • The economics of how to deliver cost effectively and expediently


Evaluate…Continues to ask Key Questions

  • Have we built expediency efficiencies and economies of scale so communities may care for their own more cost effectively and responsively than if left on their own to figure things out?

  • Do performance indicators (best practices) exist or must they be developed?  

  • How do we disseminate best practices to all emerging communities including those deemed marginalized or at – risk?

  • What opportunities have been uncovered for innovation and improvement?


The Need for Live Beta-Testing as part of the D.I.M.E. Methodology: In the design phase of Home Hospice Association’s piloting effort, services were conceived that do not have a complimentary model anywhere else in the world.  These programs will be live tested.   Each Beta-Test will establish best practices for the program.  Once the test is concluded the program will be gifted to an Agency in that Community to continue meeting the needs of the families, individuals or pets it has been serving.

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