Becoming a caregiver can creep up on you. Maybe it starts with dropping by your mom’s house to do her laundry or taking your dad to a doctor’s appointment or delivering groceries to your friend. Maybe you call your adult daughter every day to check in because she suffers from depression. Gradually, you find yourself […]
Written by Kate Landreth, Education and Learning Lead with FCBC In the past year I completed an 8-week training in Mindfulness Self Compassion, and initially I was hesitant and skeptical about participating. While I practice and teach yoga and mindfulness daily, my concern with exploring mindfulness self-compassion was that it might erode my inner taskmaster […]
You may feel you would like to talk with a therapist or counsellor, but do not know where to begin in your search. Therapy can be beneficial for caregivers who have become isolated, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or who lack support from others. However, it can also be preventative, part of a caregivers self-care and mental […]
Family Caregivers of BC is very excited to introduce a new platform of education for family and friend’s caregiving. In April 2020 we are launching our Podcast, Caregivers Out Loud! And as our podcast title implies, we are highlighting and sharing the voices of caregivers. In April and May, we will release four episodes that […]
Kate Landreth, Education & Learning Lead at Family Caregivers of BC offers a mindfulness practice and seated yoga movement practice. Follow along from the comfort of your home and take time and space for yourself during your caregiving journey.
Susan was thankful her mother Catherine had prepared a Power of Attorney because that meant that after Catherine’s accident, Susan was able to step in and help Catherine with her finances. The accident left Catherine unable to leave the house and it had also affected her mentally – many days Catherine just wasn’t herself. She […]
Did you know that Family Caregivers of BC has a professional who provides free 1:1 Caregiver Coaching appointments for family caregivers?
You are in a work meeting and your cell phone vibrates. You ignore it. Two minutes later, it vibrates again. You check the number and see it’s your mother calling. Between meetings you call her back and she tells you she needs to go to a doctor’s appointment that afternoon. You wish that she had […]
Family Caregivers of BC is celebrating Family Caregiver Week in BC May 7-13, 2016. Join our digital Family Caregiving Tree! We invite you to share your own caregiving story by writing a few words and uploading a picture of you and/or your loved one. Visit our tree here.