Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support Programs

Online Caregiver Support

Sometimes it’s challenging to find the time or energy to attend in-person caregiver meetings. Good news! There are other options for connecting with people who understand your experiences. This list was prepared by North Shore Caregiver Support. Webinars Live webinars can be accessed using a computer or phone. To listen to recorded sessions you will need internet access.
Recorded sessions:
www.thecaregivernetwork.ca
http://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/education/tele-workshop-podcasts/

Live webinars:
http://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/education/workshops-events/
www.thecaregivernetwork.ca

Chat groups and forums
www.caregiveraction.org/forum
www.thecaregiverspace.org/about
http://cancerconnection.ca/groups

Email cancerconnection@cancer.ca for more details.
http://caregiveraction.org/resources/what-is-ccan

Articles and Blogs
http://www.caregiverexchange.ca
www.wellspouse.org/
www.caregiver.com
http://www.donnathomson.com/

Caring-Voice Network
This is a list of easy to use tools and templates to support you in organizing your caregiver activities. For example medicine chart, care plan template, questions to ask providers, health status and history.
http://www.careringvoice.com/

Family Caregivers Network Society
This is an excellent resource with national and provincial links to resources, webinars, tele-workshops and their own very good resource material to read.
http://www.fcns-caregiving.org/

North Shore Community Resources
935 Marine Drive, Suite 201
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3
604-982-3320
Karyn.davies@nscr.bc.ca
www.nscr.bc.ca/information/caregivers.html

Personal Response Services

Lifeline
Philips Lifeline is a personal response service that allows the user to summon help any time of the day or night by pressing a Personal Help Button, worn on a wristband or pendant. A trained Personal Response Associate will ensure that help is summoned quickly.
1-800-543-3546
www.lifeline.ca.

Respite Care

Folkstone Care
This is an organization that provides respite and long term placements for people diagnosed with dementia, alzheimers, or any other complex needs. Residents are placed in family homes with support from the health authorities and other societies and foundations for both social needs and health delivery needs.
www.plea.bc.ca/our-services/residential-care#FolkStone

Vancouver Coastal Health
Home & Community Central Intake VCH
604-263-7377
caregiversupport@vch.ca
www.vch.ca/caregivers

VON Canada Caregiver Connect
This site has a myriad of caregiver support information, some specific to diagnoses and also specific with your relationship with the patient. This is a vast array of information including housing, financial, legal as well as day, in-home and overnight respite.
Caregiver Connect Information
Family Respite Centre
VON offers an Adult Day Program, Overnight Respite and Palliative Respite Care. These programs are located in a state-of-the-art facility in a quiet south Vancouver residential neighbourhood.