Caregivers are Essential Partners in Care. Wendy discusses strategies and ways you can engage with your care recipient in a care facility. She shares how letting go of one’s own expectations to allow the visit to unfold is just as important as the planning of the visit. For example, Wendy brought an interactive pet to […]
Family caregivers are more than visitors; they are an important part of the care team. Join us a Facebook Live conversation with Wendy Johnstone about Caregivers as Essential Partners in Care. Additional Research: Are you a Family Caregiver? Learn more about how to self-identify – https://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Are-you-a-family-caregiver-FINAL.pdf New to Caregiving: How to Plan and What You […]
Join Wendy Johnstone for a Facebook Live conversation about Creating a Caregiver Support Plan (Part 2 of a two-part Facebook Live series). If you are looking for more support on this topic, check out these resources available on our website: Caregiver Support Plan Flipbook Building Your Personal Resilience Flipbook Resilience Check-In
This morning, Wendy Johnstone led a Facebook Live Learning Session discussing coping with grief and loss as a caregiver. If you are interested in additional resources, be sure to check out: Caregiver Out Loud Podcast – Episode Six: Grief is a Human Experience: https://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/podcast/episode6/ Caregiver Coach webinar on Grief and Loss: https://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/video/coach-caregiver-loss-grief/ Managing Ambiguous Loss: […]
Wendy discussed the importance of paying attention to the mind-body connection when we consider our self-care as caregivers. She shares her thoughts on this topic, drawing from her experience supporting caregivers. Additional Research: “Are you a healthy caregiver?” self check-in Injury Prevention Webinar Virtual “Staying Healthy While Caregiving” course Visit our calendar to find […]
Caregiving remotely during times of physical distancing can be challenging. This is a shared experience that’s stressful for everyone –and we don’t know how long it’s going to go on for. There is power in sharing a common experience and learning from each other’s personal experiences. We can support one another and show compassion.
Wendy Johnstone explains why contingency planning is important for caregivers and how to begin the process.
Wendy Johnstone shares our New to Caregiving resource found on our website here: New to Caregiving Flipbook New to Caregiving: Finding the Right Information
Taking a break is important for caregiver wellbeing in preventing burnout, and increasing the ability to care for longer. Wendy Johnstone discusses how to create a plan for a vacation that allows you and the person you care for to feel supported and comfortable.
Family caregiving can happen suddenly or as part of a crisis. It is often unpredictable. Taking on the role of a caregiver often happens when life is already full and is squeezed into a busy life without letting anything else go. Caregiving can be one of the most rewarding gifts you can give to another […]