Supporting Caregivers in Primary Care 

There are four million caregivers in Ontario—people caring for caring for family members, partners, friends, and neighbours. 

Many caregivers experience stress, burnout and find it difficult to continue in their caregiving role. 

Caregivers are at risk of experiencing isolation, depression, and long-term health conditions. This poses a risk to the health and well-being of the caregivers themselves, and of the person they support. 

Adding to the issue is the fact that many caregivers face barriers to support or are unaware that help is available.  

Caregivers Need Support

Primary care providers are uniquely positioned to identify caregivers that need support. 

How can primary care providers make a difference for caregivers now? 

Additional resources:

Supporting Caregivers in Primary Care Tip Sheet 

Health Privacy & Consent Resources 

OCO Resources for Supporting Caregivers 

OCO In Your Community 


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