Health Professionals

Support for Family Caregivers

img_nurse_help.jpgPalliative / End-of-Life (P/EOL) Family Caregivers are found within all demographic, cultural and economic sectors - a woman struggling to manage a career and family while caring for a husband with cancer; a senior citizen with health problems caring for a spouse with Alzheimer’s at home; a single mother trying to support a dying sibling who lives thousands of kilometers away. Each caregiver has unique needs and challenges that are related to a number of factors, including access to services, financial capacity, time constraints, geography and physical ability.

Did you know?

  • Family Caregivers face significant physical, emotional and financial burdens and expectations while providing end-of-life care. A 2010 study reveals that one in six people providing informal care to seniors experiences distress
  • It’s estimated that in Canada, family caregivers provide 80 – 90% of all care provided to individuals in home care settings.
  • Family caregivers in Canada provide hands-on care, spiritual and emotional care, and care coordination worth $25-26 billion annually, while incurring $80 million dollars annually in out-of-pocket costs

Our goal is to translate the knowledge we have gained from research into tools and resources for researchers, health professionals, policy makers, organizations and individuals who are coping with family caregiving issues at the end of life.

Sep 30 Psychosocial Care of the Dying and Bereaved Course Learn More >
Free Workshop Provides Coping Strategies For Caregivers of Alzheimer's Patients Read More
Dignity Therapy Workshop 2014 Read More
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