Unpaid caregivers

Hazards in our household

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Harriet Rosenberg
Edition: 
Vol 5, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses house work and the environmental dangers of home workplace. Dangers of cleaning products. Potential dangers of appliances. 

Supporting informal caregivers: the heart of home care

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English
Translated Title: 
Le soutien aux aidants naturels au coeur des services à domicile
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Study of 130,000 seniors (age 65 and older) who received publicly funded long-term home care in 2007–2008 including many with complex health conditions. Found that one in six people providing informal care to seniors experiences distress, and those caring for seniors with moderate to severe cognitive impairment, such as those with Alzheimer`s or other dementia, are most at risk.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The caregiver’s handbook: a helping hand for friends and family giving care in Nova Scotia

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Translated Title: 
Manuel du soignant : Une main tendue aux familles et aux amis qui fournissent des soins en
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Healthy Balance Research Program
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Nova Scotia

Contains tools, tips, and resources intended to help and support informal and family caregivers in Nova Scotia. Arose from the work of The Healthy Balance Research Program in Nova Scotia. The Atlantic Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health was one of the research program partners.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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ISBN: 0-9689876-6-4
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Includes bibliographical references.

Finding a healthy balance: research, policy and practice on women's unpaid caregiving in Nova Scotia

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
September 2006
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Highlights the key findings and outcomes from the Healthy Balance Forum May 2-3, 2006 in Dartmouth, N.S., and outlines how the forum will impact the future activities of the HBRP. Includes summaries of each presentation along with copies of the presentation slides where available.

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ISBN 0-9689876-5-6
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Priorities for caregivers: executive summary

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English
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Sommaire : priorités en matière de prestation des soins non rénumerée
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Brigitte Neumann
Carolina Crewe
Barbara Clow
Carol Amaratunga
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
July 2007
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Summarizes the findings of The Healthy Balance Research Program that studied caregiving in Nova Scotia, and found that supports and services for caregivers are urgently needed that are accessible, equitable and flexible enough to respond to the wide diversity of needs among caregivers.

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In need of a healthy balance : poor health and economic insecurity are realities for female unpaid caregivers

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Carolina Crewe
Healthy Balance Research Program
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Edition: 
Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses unpaid caregiving and how this critical care provided to family and friends is invisible, lacking the financial, social and program support to prevent unpaid caregivers from depleting their own health and financial resources.

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