A Caregiver is anyone who provides unpaid care and support at home, in the community, or in a care facility to an adult family member or friend who is living with a disability, chronically ill, elderly or palliative. This includes children caring for their aging parents (sandwich generation).
“75-80% of the care seniors receive is provided by family and friends.”
“Caregiving is associated with financial strain, and with physical and psychosocial symptoms, placing the physical and mental health of the caregiver, and their ability to continue to provide care, at risk.”
For the sake of your own health, and that of the person you are caring for, it is beneficial to find out how to take care of yourself and ensure you get the support you need.
Caregiver Supports we offer:
Direct Support for Individuals & Families
Referrals and Information about Community & Health Care Service
Direct Support for Individual & Families
Individuals needing support can schedule appointments to meet directly. Caregiver Support for families is also available to help families understand the situation in an atmosphere where they can ask questions and air concerns. Appointment times can flex to accommodate work schedules.
Educational sessions are designed around the needs of caregivers. Sessions are offered at various times in the year in the community and at the Community Support office. Look for upcoming session information posted in the latest news section.
Caregiver Support Group is a structured support group providing education, support, camaraderie and relaxation. You must register to attend. Call for dates, times and locations or to register.
Referrals and Information about Community & Health Care Services
For more information please contact Ric, our Director, Caregiver and Family Services, at 604-531-9400 ext. 202 or email him at [email protected]