Note: This grant is no longer available as of July 2019. How could caregivers in your community benefit from more support? What is your vision for caring for caregivers? We want to help you bring your program to life by supporting you to submit a grant proposal for funding from BC’s Ministry of Health. In […]
By Katherine Arnup, PhD Before my sister got sick, I had never really thought of myself as a caregiver. Of course, like almost every girl growing up in the 1950s, I had a menagerie of dolls and stuffed animals I took care of, doling out medicine, taking their temperatures, and giving needles with the tools […]
By Janet McLean During our recent webinar on Loss & Grief (available at www.familycaregiversbc.ca/webinars), guest panelist Christy Linder talked about incorporating Frank Ostaseski’s approach to finding a place of rest in the middle of things (YouTube: “Find A Place of Rest in the Middle of Things – Self Care for Caregivers”) to coach her sick […]
By Shelby Parkinson, Liberty Tax Service According to Statistics Canada, there are about 5.4 million Canadians providing care for others. About 60% spend a minimum of 10 hours per week providing care and most experience some financial impact as well. The tax return is a gateway to various social benefit programs and has some tax […]
By Vince Terstappen, Project Assistant with the health promotions team at Northern Health When you walk into Sport Chek in Smithers and see Jesse Clegg unpacking garments and hanging gear, you may not realize the significance of that moment. You may not realize the number of people, programs, time, and advocacy that created that moment.
By Vienna Kappell, Notary Public for Notaries on Douglas, Victoria, BC In British Columbia, there are two key personal planning documents: Enduring Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements. An Enduring Power of Attorney deals strictly with financial and legal matters while a Representation Agreement may deal with personal and health care matters and or legal […]
By Rachel Carter For many of us, picking out a birthday gift for a loved one is a difficult task if we don’t know what they want. Imagine trying to make decisions on their behalf about their healthcare needs. The concept of Advance Care Planning resonated with me as soon as I heard about it. […]