Caregiver support and education is important to the success of health care. Often caregivers are left hunting for information that will help them not only care for their loved ones but to care for themselves. We offer education, websites and webinars which address the needs of one of our most valuable health care assets: families and friends who provide the care and expertise that only a person who is intimately familiar with an elderly loved one.
If you are experiencing difficulties or need help, please visit the Organization of Ontario Caregivers Helpline page.
This inventory of fall prevention resources and learning opportunities is designed to support those who are caring for a loved one living with dementia or cognitive impairment to understand the risks of falls and create plans to reduce the risks. It is a ‘living’ document that should continue to grow as additional resources and learning opportunities are located.
iGeriCare offers free, online access to lessons and resources that help individuals to learn about all aspects of dementia at their own pace, in their own homes.
The Ontario Caregiver Organization offers a 24/4 telephone support line at 1-833-416-2273 and website with resources to support caregivers across Ontario.
The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (RGPO) and six project partners from across the province have launched new educational resources for caregivers who are providing care and support for seniors living with frailty. These resources were designed by caregivers and health care experts to improve the skills, knowledge, and confidence of family member and friend caregivers.