Lay caregivers

Lay caregivers

Eldercare in Canada: context, content and consequences

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides an initial analysis of the nature and extent of informal elder caregiving in Canada for the subpopulation of seniors who require help because of a long-term health or activity limitation.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CARE.S73 1999

Compassionate care benefits not compassionate enough

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Women and Health Care Reform
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Pat Armstrong
Kathleen O'Grady
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Criticizes the new federal government's compassionate care initiative that provides up to six weeks of paid leave for those family members (parent, spouse, child) who care for a patient who is determined by doctors to be at a significant risk of dying within a 6 month period. Argues that a majority of unpaid caregivers do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program.

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ISSN 14800039

Rural palliative care: in the arms of the community

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Farm Family Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Appears in the Fall 1999 issue of Farm Family Health (Vol. 7, No. 2). Examines the particular challenges of rural palliative care. Details the added burden for the caregivers, especially if they must also run a farm.

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Family Caregivers Network

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

Culturally integrates (English and Chinese) large group activities designed for members of the Network for sharing, learning and mutual support. Professionally facilitated.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 469-5211 ext 260
Fax Number: 
(416) 469-2947
Street Address: 
Woodgreen Community Centre 1098 Queen St East
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4M 1K5

Sharing the Caring

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

Provides information and resources concerning aging and caregiver stress in the form of group discussions, presentations, guest speakers and videos.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 338-7056
Email Address: 
sizen@city.toronto.on.ca
Fax Number: 
(416) 338-7330
Street Address: 
Toronto Public Health, York Office 524 Oakwood Ave
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M6E 2X1

Taylor Place Community Services Dementia-Related Caregiver Support Groups

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

The Women's Self-Help Group provides an informal environment for information sharing and support to female caregivers connected to Taylor's Place Adult Day Program. The Men's Group provides support, education and practical help to male caregivers connected with the Taylor Place Alzheimer Day Program. The Widows Support Group provides support to senior women at any stage of their grieving process.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 447-7244 ext 41
Fax Number: 
(416) 447-6364
Street Address: 
Don Mills Foundation for Senior Citizens 1 Overland Dr
City: 
North York
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M3C 2C3

Community Care East York

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

Provides a continuum of supportive services for older adults, persons with disibilities and caregivers in East York which enhances their independence, good health and well-being.

Primary Telephone: 
416- 422-2026
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416- 422-1513
Street Address: 
840 Coxwell Avenue Suite 303
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4C 5T2

Etobicoke Caregivers Support Group

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

Provides support to caregivers who have attended caregiver workshops in Etibicoke, who have, are presently, or will be caring for a senior, who are actively seeking solutions to problems, and/or who need support.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 621-6381
Street Address: 
475 The West Mall Suite 302
City: 
Etobicoke
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M9C 4Z3

Chinese Caregiver Support Service

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Chinese
Services Provided: 
Training
Community education/development
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Residence

Increases knowledge of care management, community resources and health issues/diseases relevant to caregiving. Enhances the coping skills of cargivers. Provides opportunities for ongoing social and emotional support.

Primary Telephone: 
416-321-6333 ext 2608
Email Address: 
centre@yeehong.com
Fax Number: 
416-321-6313
Street Address: 
Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care 2311 McNiccoll Avenue
City: 
Scarborough
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M1V 5L3

Mental health of carers

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Nicola Singleton
Natalie Aye Maung
Allison Cowie
Janet Sparks
Robert Bumpstead
Howard Meltzer
Publisher: 
Social Survey Division of the Office for National Statistics
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Norwich, UK

Describes the extent to which carers experience mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and phobias. Identifies factors associated with increased levels of such symptoms.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CARE.S56 2002
ISBN 0116215542
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