Who cares for the caregiver?

A recent late-night Emergency Department shift was like many others. I saw patients of all ages and a broad range of medical issues. As...

Young caregivers

Ever since she was nine years old, Hana has been going to the doctor with her father Mohan.  The appointments, however, have been for...

Cancer support for both the patient and caregiver

When someone is diagnosed with cancer it not only affects the individual but also their loved ones around them. At Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation...

Understanding the types of power of attorney

This article will discuss the different types of power of attorney in Canada that caregivers should be aware of, and how knowing the difference...

The many faces of caregiving

One in four Canadians – or 8.1 million people are family caregivers.    When asked to describe a typical family caregiver many envision a middle...

Getting care in a crisis

What you need to know about crisis placement into long-term care Many Ontarians want to remain living independently in their home as long as possible....

Finding your ‘right place of care’

As an individual requires more care due to aging and illness, many find themselves considering long-term care. Family members may bring it up. Doctors...

Are you at risk for caregiver burnout?

What is caregiver burnout? The caregiving journey can be a joyful and rewarding experience, but it does come with some pitfalls along the way. This...

Tips on what to do when your loved one doesn’t want help

There are dynamics within every family that can make your role as a family caregiver challenging. How do you help someone who needs it, especially...

Caregivers prone to winter blues

With the holiday season behind us and several weeks of winter ahead, caregivers are particularly susceptible to the “winter blues.” While deeply rewarding, caregiving...

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