Family Caregiver Corner
Caring for a family member can be both a meaningful human experience and a tiring and emotionally challenging time.
Whether you are planning ahead, assessing your social networks and your community resources (who can you rely on for help and support?), connecting with support groups and health care specialists (for advice and emotional support), knowing what to do, where to go, what you can do on your own, and where and when you might need to turn for help and guidance can be important.
Where do individuals start? Where do they turn to for support, guidance, an empathic ear, meaningful conversations and helpful resources?
From incidental one-off advice that can be addressed simply in a quick phone call to more comprehensive planning and counselling, Mosaic is here to help. Forward planning addressing supports and guidance can help enrich and support the lives of family caregivers and those they care for through the good and the difficult times.
Family Caregiver Resources
Benefits for caregivers – Canada.ca
For service in English: 1-866-461-FCAC (3222)
For service in French: 1-866-461-ACFC (2232)
For calls from outside Canada: 613-960-4666
Caregiver Club, Bereavement Groups, Caregiver Respite, Support Groups & Sessions
Dr. Daren Heyland, MD, Critical Care Doctor, Founder of Plan Well Guide. A wonderful resource for families planning ahead in case of a serious illness.
Many family caregiver support groups provided online through North York Seniors Centre: Caregiver Support – North York Seniors Centre
Ontario Caregiver – Ontario Caregiver Organization
Contact the Ontario Caregiver Helpline for 24/7 support: 1-833-416-2273
The Ontario Caregiver Organization is here for you representing unpaid caregivers which are increasingly in need of support and care; it is crucial to shed light on their needs as much as the needs of the patients they look after!
For more information on how Mosaic Home Care can help fill in the contact us information section on our website or by calling 416-322-7002.