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NEWS RELEASE: New COVID-19 impact report from the Ontario Caregiver Organization shows majority of family or friend caregivers are burnt out and rates of financial hardship have doubled

November 23, 2021

New COVID-19 impact report from the Ontario Caregiver Organization shows majority of family or friend caregivers are burnt out and rates of financial hardship..

The Nature Prescription – 5 Proven Health Benefits of Nature

July 12, 2022

It’s the perfect time of year to submerge yourself in the outdoors; to feel the sun on your face and take in the scents..

Providing Care to 2SLGBTQ+ Persons

June 15, 2022

2SLGBTQ+ caregivers experience many of the same responsibilities, demands and rewards of caregiving, but they also face some unique issues and concerns at the..

The Sudden Fall by Shane Christensen

June 1, 2022

After a number of years of serving as the primary caregiver to my aging parents, we were all thrown into an immediate crisis that..

Caregiver Stress 5 Ways to Build Resilience

May 17, 2022

Caregivers face many challenges that can affect their physical, emotional, and mental health each day. Since the pandemic, more caregivers are investing 10+ hours..

The Joys of Caregiving

April 29, 2022

By: Rick Lauber Caregiving gets a lot of negative press. Parents age; become sick; and, eventually, pass away. Families bicker about care decisions. COVID-19..

Caregivers and Puppets: The Perfect Pair

April 15, 2022

Puppetry can be a playful and creative tool for many caregivers. It helps us look at things differently and encourage social interaction. Through puppet-making..

Caregiving and Liver Disease: Challenges and Support

March 16, 2022

Caregiving and Liver Disease: Challenges and Support As a caregiver of someone living with liver disease, you may share many of the same emotions your..

I’m Talia and this is my caregiving journey

March 4, 2022

Since I can remember I have been caring for my older sister Rachel. My sister is on the autism spectrum, has an intellectual disability..

Our Caregiving Journey: Compromise and Communication

February 2, 2022

Story submitted by caregiver Maria Fornasier Some days it’s hard to keep in mind, but our family has learned a lot about effective caregiving..

Jeanne’s story: Navigating the health system has been the most challenging part.

January 30, 2022

Jeanne’s story: Navigating the health system has been the most challenging part. Jeanne’s 99-year-old mom, who has dementia, lives in a retirement home in..

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