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April 21, 2017 by Caregiver support counsellors
The protection mandate is a document through which one or more people can be named as “mandataries” to take care of your loved one and manage his or her property in the event of incapacity. Several steps are required for the mandate to come into effect....
April 21, 2017
Is your loved one experiencing vision problems that are affecting his or her independence? As part of Vision Health Month, we asked Julie-Anne Roy, Programs and Services Manager, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), Quebec Division, a few...
March 21, 2017
Since it’s Parkinson Awareness Month, we are including this story from Hélène Tousignant, a caregiver to her husband who, like more than 25,000 people in Quebec, has this disease.
March 21, 2017
Many caregivers will say that they would like to receive home care services (care for their loved one, respite, housekeeping, etc.). So, what do you do when the person receiving care refuses outside help? Many seniors with loss of autonomy are uncomfortable,...
February 22, 2017
Did you know that March is social work month? We took the opportunity to ask Chantal Audet, a social worker, a few questions about the profession and her role in supporting and working with caregivers.  In a few words, can you describe the role of the...
February 22, 2017
One of the things our health depends on is the balance between two major spheres: the physical and the psychological. During the day, our body uses energy and needs to be recharged to get going again the next day. However, sometimes, even during the...
February 22, 2017
Each month, our team shares some care highlights with you. Our discoveries, including websites, books or even documentaries will inform and entertain you.
January 2, 2017 by Caregiver support counsellors
Although loss is often associated with death, we can experience loss in a wide variety of situations: separation, job loss, moving, loss of a pet, loss of physical or mental abilities, etc.