Association of Advocates for Care Reform (Family Councils for Residential Care)
BC Bereavement HelpLine
Caregiver Support Program, St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation 250-385-0444
Centre on Aging, University of Victoria
Disability Resource Centre (includes parking permit program)
(250) 595-0044 www.drcvictoria.com
John’s Helping Hands
Friendly and Compassionate Senior Assistance – Errands and Appointments for busy people, helping busy people that have an elderly parent (no need for you to leave work), creating a balance for those that have children and elderly parents to care for. Serving Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam.
(604) 329-1006 www.johnshelpinghands.ca
Living Well with Dementia – For Caregivers
Providing Vancouver Island with non-emergency stretcher, wheelchair and ambulatory transfer services. We also provide residential fall recoveries, lift assistance and mobility solutions for persons of all levels of care. Operating 24/7 with certified medical professionals Medix has a solution for any mobility need. Fee for service.
250-893-3418, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
Helps families build personal support networks for disabled adult children, networks that will endure after the parents are gone.
Priority Time Errands and Concierge Services
Provides affordable, time-saving solutions to help fulfill the everyday needs and special requirements of busy individuals. For family caregivers they help to relieve the stress that comes with caring for elderly parents, while managing a career, maintaining a household and tending to children.
(250) 590-3001, www.prioritytime.ca
Seniors Serving Seniors
Links seniors with community and government services. Seniors Serving Seniors produces the Seniors’ Services Directory and provides an Information and Referral telephone helpline, Senior Peer Counselling volunteers, Return to Health volunteers who offer social support for live-alone seniors entering and being discharged from hospital, and Seniors’ in Stitches – a seniors knitting group.
(250) 382-4331, http://www.seniorsservingseniors.bc.ca/
Vancouver Island Crisis Line
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, NEED provides emotional support and crisis intervention by trained volunteers. They also offer a comprehensive information referral service.
Victoria Hospice Society
Victoria Hospice provides care and support for individuals and their families facing advanced illness, death and bereavement. The Victoria Hospice team of physicians, nurses, counsellors, spiritual caregivers and volunteers provides expert physical, social, emotional and spiritual care.
(250) 370-8715 http://victoriahospice.org
We Rage, We Weep Alzheimer Foundation
This organization supplies grant funding to caregivers who experience significant economic hardship in their caregiving role when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. For more information, visit http://www.werageweweep.com or (250) 920-9573.
Virtual Hospice provides reliable information about every aspect of caregiving, from the spiritual challenges to the day-to-day practicalities. And while the service was created with palliative care in mind, most of the information is just as useful when caring for people who are elderly or who have been diagnosed with a serious, chronic or life-limiting health condition. www.virtualhospice.ca