Support for Caregivers
Help and support for Caregivers is a service offered by our caregiver Intervention worker.
This service is offered to all caregivers helping someone aged 50 years or more in loss of autonomy caused by illness or age.
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Help and support for caregivers is possible thanks to the financial support of L'Appui Montérégie.
Am i a caregiver?
A caregiver is someone who provides consistent or occasional care to a person with a disability or in loss of autonomy (without a professional title, ex: nurse, residence staff, etc.). If you take part in any of the following, you are a caregiver:
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You do not have to be alone on your journey as a caregiver. With a role as complex as this one, you have the right to question yourself, to stop and ask for help.
In order to better understand your role as a caregiver, to share your accomplishments and your worries, or simply to find resources to suit your needs, do not hesitate to contact us!
Meet our new intervention worker!
As a caregiver, it is possible that you are confronted with many situations that surpass your comprehension or that awaken certain emotions in you.
Accompanied by a person dear to you (the person being cared for), you will move through various stages that you will judge as more or less difficult. In these moments, it is normal to feel the need to talk about your experince with someone objective, a professional.
Psychological support is one of the many services offered by our intervention worker. It consists of a support and active listening service designed to provide reassurance to caregivers and lessen the burden of their worries.
Do not hesistate to contact us and make an appointment!
Are you interested in sharing your story as a caregiver with others who are currently living or have lived a similar experience as you?
If yes, our support groups may be the solution for you!
Our support groups are a reunion of caregivers that meet once a month with the goal of discussing and exchanging about their experiences as caregivers. These groups generally have a positive impact on the mental and emotional health of their members, who are able to get support from others and have a better understanding of their role as caregivers.
Since the members of support groups are not all at the same stage in their journey as caregivers, you may gain knowledge or information from someone who has experienced something before you, which you may not have known otherwise! This can serve to better prepare you for what may or may not be to come.
To find out more about the admissibility criteria for these groups or to sign-up, don't hesitate to contact us!
calendar of activities 2019
The information service Biblio-Aidants is designed for caregivers. It offers 15 free themed workbooks about various subjects such as cancer, intellectual deficiencies, grieving, diabetes, physical disabilities, Alzheimers and heart disease.
Chaque cahier présente une liste d’organismes, une sélection de sites Web pertinents et des suggestions de lecture et de films. Toute l'information qui s'y trouve a été choisie, analysée et validée par des bibliothécaires diplômés.
Exemples de cahiers thématiques tirés du site web biblioaidants.ca