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Try this 3-minute stress reducer

September 17, 2021

An introduction to mindfulness meditation Chronic stress negatively impacts your mental and physical health. As many as 40% of caregivers indicate their stress level..

10 financial planning tips for new caregivers

August 17, 2021

Being a caregiver impacts every aspect of your life, including your finances. Your expenses may go up, your income may go down, and you..

Sherrie’s Caregiving Story

July 27, 2021

Sherrie’s Caregiving Story “I promised my sister that I would be an advocate for caregivers.” My sister often said, “For over 12 years, I..

What are your negative feelings trying to tell you?

July 17, 2021

As a caregiver, you may experience feelings of anger, guilt, and resentment at times. Getting to the root of these emotions can help you..

OCO Board Chair Announcement

July 6, 2021

The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mosher as Board Chair effective June 23, 2021. David has been..

How does your care recipient want to live their life?

June 17, 2021

How does your care recipient want to live their life? A caregiver’s guide to advance care planning While difficult, having an open and honest..

A caregivers guide to grief

May 17, 2021

A caregivers guide to grief Understanding the stages of grief and strategies for coping Grieving is a natural and inevitable part of caregiving. Although..

Simple steps to reduce the risk of falls in the home.

April 17, 2021

Simple steps to reduce the risk of falls in the home. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among all Canadians. One of..

Caregiver programs funded by the Ministry of Health

March 29, 2021

In recent months, the Ministry of Health has funded a number of pilot projects across the province aimed at enhancing supports available for Ontario’s 3.3 million family caregivers. For more information about a program, please..

Self-care tools for caregivers: is acupressure right for you?

March 17, 2021

Caregivers take on many tasks, including physical and emotional support. Tension can often build up in various parts of your body, and you may..

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