As we near the last bit of summer, the desire for family caregivers to take time for a vacation, staycation or break can be top of mind. Going from contemplation of a vacation to implementation can create a great deal of stress for both the caregiver and the people they care for. Common concerns and […]
Family Caregivers of BC and SafeCare BC bring you COVID-19: Social Visitation Essentials. This self-paced, online course is intended for those who would like to visit a family member or friend residing in a long-term care home or assisted living residence, as permitted by the care home’s safety plan and regional public health direction. BC […]
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 […]
“Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal and necessary” – Doreen Virtue It is time to break the cycle of saying “yes” to everything, especially as a caregiver. It is essential for caregiver longevity, protecting your energy so you can be a better caregiver.
Zoom is an online video conferencing platform that we are currently using to host our Virtual Caregiver Support Groups. Since this is a new platform for many caregivers, we have compiled the most common questions, with answers to support you in joining our Virtual Caregiver Support Groups. Part One: Steps to register for our support […]
“You have to be able to set boundaries, otherwise the rest of the world is telling you who you are and what you should be doing. You can still be a nice person and set boundaries.” – Oprah Winfrey One of the most common challenges that we hear from caregivers is how difficult it is […]
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 […]
Are you missing your regular outings and explorations? Adventure from the comfort of your home during this time of physical distancing to alleviate boredom and stress! These are great virtual activities for you as a caregivers and those you care for. Stay creative and engaged to take care of yourself and your well-being. From museums […]
COVID-19 has been a time of uncertainty, change, and unknowns. Our Caregiver Support line is available to offer guidance, resources, and a listening ear.