Written by Mechthild Maczewski As we experience the second wave of COVID-19, increased isolation and the darker days of winter, the Canadian Mental Health Association points out just how important connections are: “We need each other more than ever as we live under the constraints of lock-down due to the pandemic. We need to be […]
Written by Niki Andreson Virtual connection has never been as important as it is right now. British Columbia has seen an expansion of virtual service delivery in response to COVID-19. Unfortunately, this rapid expansion makes it difficult for even the most tech savvy among us to keep up! At Ability411 we answer questions and provide […]
Written by Lycia Rodrigues During this pandemic, more strain and isolation has impacted the support and wellbeing of caregivers throughout our province. Family Caregivers of BC is a provincial organization and we are here to serve and support you during these uncertain times. We offer both local (Greater Victoria) and Provincial Caregiver Support groups. FCBC […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]