In Episode 16 of our Caregivers Out Loud podcast, Bill Israel speaks with Amelia Gillies, a Support and Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. The experience of living and caring for someone with dementia is not always a universal experience and there can be different experiences. However, Amelia shares there are some similar […]
The latest issue of Caregiver Connection is now online. We fill each issue with information specifically curated and written for family caregivers. You can read the Winter 2023 edition directly on our website. In this issue: Top Caregiving Resources in 2022 Tribute to Jane Sheaff Dear CSL – Long Distance Caregiving Caring from Afar Walking […]
Caregiving for a loved one can easily take over your life; without the right tools and supports it can lead to negative health outcomes for the caregiver. Penelope Dawes reached out to Family Caregivers of BC to educate herself about self-care and caregiving for her husband of 51 years. Penelope’s caregiving story and her recipe for Beef Short […]
Family Caregivers of BC invites staff and volunteers from community organizations with a caregiving support program to attend the Circle of Care training. This training will provide tools to strengthen and develop informal networks of support for family caregivers in BC. Join us on Jan 23, 24, and 25, 2023 from 10:00 am – 12:00 […]
In Episode 15 of our Caregivers Out Loud [podcast, Bill talks with Bev Foster, the founder of Musiccare by Room 217 and the Room 217 Foundation. Bev discovered that music helped build a connection with her father while he was in hospice care, in Room 217. After his passing, Bev formed the foundation to share […]
Our latest webinar is now online. In this informational session, Dr. Jennifer Davis of UBC provides tips on fall prevention as part of the national Fall Prevention Month November campaign. Watch it now on our FCBC website.
Our latest FCBC webinar is now posted online: Self-Reflection: The Basis of Being an Empathic Caregiver In this webinar, Dr Michelle Lobchuk spoke about self-reflection in empathy driven person-centered dementia care and communication, and helped helped caregivers identify empathy as both an individual act and as a social act.
Our latest Caregiver Connection quarterly newsletter is now online! In our Fall 2022 issue, you’ll find the following articles and information: * Wearable Fall Prevention Tools * Preventing Falls In Your Home * Caregiver Self-assessment * Sudden Shifts In Caregiving * Caregivers Can Plan For The Unknown Future * Dear Caregiver Support Line Column * […]
Grief is Universal. Everyone at some point in their lives is going to experience grief. There are many types of grief and each of them brings aspects of loneliness, emptiness, and loss. It is often an extremely emotional time. There is not just one way to grieve and while there are hundreds of books, resources […]
One in three caregivers are juggling work and care. The research shows most caregivers experience wonderful gains by giving back to the person they are caring for and enjoy strengthened family relations. However, the strains of managing a job or operating a business and being a caregiver can take its toll. In this Leaning In […]