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May is National Caregiver Awareness Month

May is National Caregiver Awareness Month  and it is  celebrated across Canada to acknowledge the 8 million people providing (unpaid) care to a family member or  friend which is about 28% of the population. For employed Canadian’s, 35 % are working caregivers.   Studies tell us that on top  of a…

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Supporting Caregivers- Every Day

As we finally say goodbye to March and hopefully our  cold, snowy Canadian weather, I am looking forward to warmer days and resuming our new normal, whatever that might look like.  With April around the corner, our new month starts with National Family Caregiver Day, which is recognized on the…

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Have you had your ‘Check Up From the Neck Up*’?

The events over the last few weeks highlight how fragile life is. Anyone of us could have been walking on that sidewalk on that fateful day; we just never know what life has in store for us. This blog isn’t about being prepared, which is a concept I endorse but…

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News Flash: ‘Ontario provides $100 million for homecare clients and their caregivers’

Health Minister Eric Hoskins says: “”I can’t overestimate the importance of this component.” “This will provide that much needed break for caregivers who give so much of themselves to provide daily, around-the-clock care for our loved ones.”

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Finding the balance…….

Finding balance: While acknowledging the paid care is financially expensive and family provided care is emotionally expensive, it also has an impact on our ability to maintain our career path and can have financial implications. How does all of this get juggled?

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The Emotional Cost of Caregiving

Caregiving: While many embark on this journey unwillingly, some do seek it out. For many, the role is rewarding and fulfilling. For others, the challenge of assuming yet another responsibility becomes overwhelming. Caregiver burnout is the greatest risk factor.

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