Caregiver Support is a free and confidential phone consultation, information and referral service for the caregivers of older adults, as well as friends and family, practitioners and health care professionals.
Does your loved one with reduced autonomy wish to remain at home for as long as possible? Accepting to live with your loved one or moving closer to devote more time for them is not a decision to be taken lightly.
Is the health and well-being of your loved one making you think about housing options? L'APPUI recently met with Genevieve Gladu, Family Caregiver Counsellor at the Caregiver Support Service to explore the implications.
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, not only does it come as a shock to her, but also to her family and friends. Here are some resources to help support your loved one through this difficult time and to take care of your own well-being too.
Being a caregiver can be very demanding and require us to draw on our stores of energy, strength, patience and compassion on a daily basis. How can we prevent compassion fatigue, a risk that is ever more present in these challenging times?
Have you ever heard of reminiscence therapy? L'Appui met with Dr Philippe Cappeliez, an Emeritus Professor of the University of Ottawa’s School of Psychology who developed an interest in the cognitive approach combined with autobiographical memories.
As a caregiver, at some point you may be faced with the fact that the person to whom you are providing care is having suicidal thoughts. Where can you find support and how can you handle the situation?
Stress and uncertainty caused by the current crisis affect your mental, physical and financial health. How can you be prepared for any outcome? Plan and look ahead: this way, you can preserve your budget and your peace of mind.
Balancing your caregiver role, your work and your family life is often a real challenge. It can be frustrating when you rarely receive help from your entourage. How can you raise their awareness and get them involved so that you can stay on of things