According to Statistics Canada, family caregivers in BC represent 28 per cent of our population. The majority are women and 60 per cent are employed. A family caregiver’s role spans an average of six years with 89 per cent of caregivers caring for over a year. For every hour of paid care being received, family caregivers are doing 10 hours of unpaid care. Despite the enormous number, their compassion and commitment largely go unacknowledged and unsupported.
Family Caregivers of BC has compiled the following resources to help you in your caregiver journey. Click on the link to find out more:
FCBC’s Top Tips for Caregivers
Based on feedback from your Support Line calls, Coaching calls, online webinars and emails.
FCBC Newsletter / Enews
Quarterly Caregiver Connection and monthly Enews
FCBC Podcast – coming soon!
Online webinars live and pre-recorded
FCBC Lending Library
Books and videos available from our Victoria Library to lend