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Caring for a loved one? is for caregivers everywhere who provide hands-on care, assistance and emotional support to family members or friends who need them.

Recognizing the tremendous contribution of caregivers to Canadian families and health care, this unique collection of information is provided to better help and support you in this vital caregiver role. What kind of caregiver are you?

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My wife and I care for her father who has been called “frail” and our son who has diabetes, kidney failure and other problems. We noticed that a couple of the agencies that help us talk about ‘patient or client-centred care’ and ‘system navigation’ in their handouts. What do these terms mean?

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My husband recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. My children are in their early 20’s but are having trouble dealing with their father’s death. Can you suggest anything to help them cope with their grief?

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  • You could beFit-in 15! Just 15 minutes of exercise each day will help improve your health.Canada’s Doctors of Chiropractic have set up this easy and manageable program to start the habit.

  • Centenarians (those over 100 years old) were the fastest growing age group in 2009/2010, with the female cohort increasing 9% and the males increasing 13%! Over 90’s were next. A recent StatsCan report tracks trends for Senior Women.

  • An estimated 157,000 works hours are missed each year in Canada as employed caregivers struggle to balance work and caregiving duties. A University of Guelph study is aiming to improve workplace policies. See News Release.


Caregiver News

  • Experiences of Family Caregiving for Adults with Chronic Physical Illness - Research Participants Needed - Are you caring for someone with a chronic physical illness? Do you know someone who is? This is a Canada-wide project designed to capture family caregivers’ stories. Please contact the research team directly to share your story: Ilja Ormel, MSc Public Health, St. Mary's Hospital Centre / Centre Hospitalier de St. Mary, tel: 514 345-3511 ext 3695, (2011/11)

  • Judith Shamian's Health Care and Home Care Blog has posted a new item A Parent’s Nightmare by Gail Logan – mother of a 22-year old son who suffers from depression. (2011/11/08)

  • The CBC radio program "White Coat/Black Arts" devoted a session to family caregiving, Unpaid Caregivers Show (2011/11/18)

  • Boomerangst - 14-part series in The Province explores the issues facing B.C. seniors and recommends solutions. The series is accommodated by a great resource and partnership with BC Seniors Help (2011/10/16-31)

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