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Find out about the types of services adapted to my needs

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Find out about the types of services adapted to my needs

Home care, respite care, support groups or transportation services: there are many different services that caregivers can request. Learn all about them and access the directory of resources near you.

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The services presented here are crucial to preventing or reducing caregiver burnout, improving their quality of life and, if possible and desired, allowing the people they care for to remain at home.

As a caregiver, you assume several roles and the responsibilities you have are demanding. It is normal that you sometimes feel the need to take a breather. Services are available to support you.

Respite

Whether it is one-time, regular or even extended respite, respite is a type of resource that can take different forms:

  • respite care through the Baluchon Alzheimer organization;
  • temporary accommodation in a public or private facility;
  • a day centre (also known as a drop-in centre);
  • in-home respite;
  • accessory respite.

Home care

  • The loss of autonomy, whether temporary or permanent, affects the ability to carry out the daily activities of life. Home care assistance can be provided in several ways:
  • personal assistance (bathing, dressing);
  • domestic help (housework, meal preparation, grocery shopping, laundry)
  • medical services.

Administrative, legal and tax matters

Administrative, legal and tax services generally cover the following areas:

  • income tax assistance;
  • legal advice;
  • death Benefit Fund;
  • complaint assistance;
  • advocacy.

Assistance and support

It is normal to feel the need to share your experiences. Individual and family support services are available, as well as group services. In particular, support groups allow caregivers to share their experiences and knowledge with each other and to:

  • learn about other caregivers’ strategies for avoiding burnout;
  • listen to the experiences of people who are going through the same things as you and find yourself in their words;
  • recharge your batteries.

Information and documentation

Information and documentation services provide an overview of the following aspects:

  • available web resources;
  • documentation;
  • conferences and symposiums.

They may be specific to a particular pathology or condition.

Transportation

Transportation services can be used, for example, for the following purposes:

  • grocery shopping;
  • medical appointments;
  • trips to the pharmacy;
  • adapted transport.

Accommodation/Lodging

Services related to housing and accommodation include:

  • temporary, permanent, emergency or convalescent housing search services;
  • hotel services;
  • placement services;
  • search support.

Training activities

Training activities may include:

  • face-to-face thematic workshops;
  • telephone workshops;
  • online training.
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