A Caregiver is anyone who provides unpaid care and support at home, in the community, or in a care facility to an adult family member or friend who is living with a disability, is chronically ill, elderly, or palliative. As a caregiver you might be….
…. supporting a spouse, or friend at home after an acute illness. …. assisting your aging parent with making decision and planning for the future. …. visiting a family member who is living in a nursing home. …. supporting an adult child with a disability.
Caregiving can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it is also common for caregivers to experience increased stress, health problems, and financial consequences. Without support, caregivers can ‘burnout’ and become unable to continue providing care. For the sake of your own health, and that of the person you are caring for, it can helpful to find out how to take care of yourself and ensure you get the support you need.
Supports we offer:
• Direct support for Individuals and/or Families • Educational Sessions • Outreach to Various Groups & Organizations within the Community • Referrals and Information about Community & Health Care Services • Support Groups • Caregiver Workshops
A few topics covered in the Educational Sessions:
• Dealing with Emotions • Setting Boundaries and Letting Go • Overcoming Challenges • Give Yourself a Break!
What are Caregiver Workshops?
Caregiver Workshops are an escape for the caregiver for an hour or two. Workshops help caregivers focus on their needs: ‘Learning How to Breathe,’ ‘Caregiver Yoga,’ ‘Expressive Art’ etc… these workshops enable caregivers to relax and express themselves in a variety of ways, without much talking.
What can you expect from a support group?
• Connect with Other Caregivers • Explore Challenges • Learn New Skills
A support group gives people the opportunity to:
• Share/Gain Wisdom • Refresh their Spirit
For more information please contact,
Caregiver Outreach & Education Coordinator
604-531-9400 Ext. 4
Parkinson Support Group
White Rock/South Surrey
1st Wednesday of each month 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Seniors Come Share Society
15008 26th Ave Surrey, BC
Radio Call –in Shows presented by Red FM
The times vary based on the stations programming so please call to confirm times or check the website news section.
Click on the following links for more resources
A.L.S. Society www.alsbc.ca
Alzheimer’s & Dementia www.alzheimerbc.org
BC Brain Injury Association www.bcbraininjuryassociation.com
BC Cancer Agency www.bccancer.bc.ca
BC CEAS (BC Center for Elder Advocacy and Support) www.bcceas.ca
BC Association of Community Response Networks www.bccrns.ca
BC Schizophrenia Society www.bcss.org
Bereavement Helpline www.bcbh.ca
Chronic Disease Programs www.selfmanagementbc.ca
CNIB – Canadian National Institute for the Blind www.ccbnational.net
Family Caregivers Network Society www.fcns-caregiving.org
HAFI (Home Adaptations For Independence) www.bchousing.org/Options/Home_Renovations
HandyDART Services www.translink.bc.ca
Health Link BC Dietitian Services www.dialadietitian.org
Health Link Nurse Line www.healthlinkbc.ca
Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon www.heartandstroke.bc.ca
Legal Services Society of BC www.lss.bc.ca
Mood Disorders Association of BC www.mdabc.net
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada www.mssociety.ca
North Shore Caregiver Program www.nscr.bc.ca
Parkinson’s Society British Columbia www.parkinson.bc.ca
Seniors’ Distress Line www.crisiscentre.bc.ca
Stoke Recovery Association of BC www.strokerecoverybc.ca
The Arthritis Society BC/Yukon Learning Centre www.arthritis.ca
VCH Caregiver Support Program www.vch.ca/caregivers/