5 Helpful Online Resources for Caregivers in B.C. | Ace Personnel Vancouver
Very few people get to plan or prepare to provide care for a loved one. It is a role that is often expected and required of us when a loved one becomes ill due to a medical condition or requires assistance with care or daily activities.
Feeling unprepared is normal. You are not alone. The transition period involves time, effort and ongoing training. You will have questions and not always you will have answers to them.
In this blog post, our seasoned caregiver agency in Vancouver outlines 5 online resources you as a caregiver can access for support and insight. We truly hope that accessing these resources will ease your burden and provide helpful information on how to handle caregiving more effective.
5 Must-Read Online Resources for Caregivers in Vancouver
British Columbia has a community information line, which provides referrals and information about community, government and social services in your area. The service is confidential, multilingual and available 24/7.
The Caregiver Exchange
The CaregiverExchange is another free resource available to family caregivers. The information about caregiver services and the articles written on its blog are very insightful and relevant. Each blog post highlights very relevant strategies and tips for caregivers that range from sibling tensions to opening lines of communication to dealing with caregiver stress. All articles are written by leading influencers in the caregiver field.
Strength for the Caregiver shares real-life stories of family caregivers with the hopes that it will help others find strength on their caregiving journey. The blog author, Elizabeth Shean, is a family caregiver herself. She cared for her father, who had dementia, before he passed away. She is also currently caregiving for her mother who also has dementia.
North Shore Community Resources
North Shore Community Resources Society is a not-for profit organization in B.C. It aims to promote a healthy, strong and connected community in the Northern Shore area. It is also very useful in terms of the wide range of resources and services it offers, especially to seniors. For example, they run a Caregiver Support Program called Seniors One Stop, which assists families with keeping their senior loved ones in their homes as long as their health and safety permits them to.
Caring.com is a website created specifically for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. The website is fully devoted to assisting the helpers. Their mission is to assist family caregivers with making better decisions, saving time and money, and feeling less isolated and stressed.
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ACE Personnel is a family owned and operated service founded in 1977 by Diane Anderson (“Mrs. A”). It began as a home based business and has since been devoted to helping the local community with childcare and home care solutions. Mrs. A took great pride in the fact that she was able to help others through elderly care and nanny placements. She took time to get to know her each of her clients and as a result developed lasting relationships with many of them.
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