National Caregiver Day

National Caregiver Day is April 5th, 2016

On National Caregiver Day, we focus on the challenges faced when caregiving for loved ones at the end of life. CHPCA will be hosting two educational online events this year to honour National Caregiver Day.

Reinventing a Life After Loss: A Bereaved Caregiver’s Path Through the Palliative Care Journey and Beyond
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

Sherrill Miller will share her experience of being the primary care giver for her husband, renowned photographer and author, Courtney Milne. Together they navigated the nuances of advanced multiple myeloma and the palliative care journey. Sherrill will talk about how she called upon her creative skills to reinvent a life after caregiving that continues to weave the past and present into a new tapestry, creating a life full of texture, grace, and enchantment. The presentation will be illustrated with Courtney’s mystical images of sacred places around the world.

LEARNING objectives: 

  • Increased understanding of the caregiver’s experience, including initial and longer term bereavement issues 
  • Observe the seeds of change at each stage of the journey
  • Explore the three stages of reclaiming oneself, reinventing a life, and re-enchanting that life

Eventbrite - The evolving nature of family caregiving

Who's Looking After the Caregiver?
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Eventbrite - The evolving nature of family caregiving

The Compassionate Care Benefit:

Compassionate Care Benefits (CCB) are Employment Insurance (EI) benefits paid to people who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death within 26 weeks (six months). A maximum of six months of compassionate care benefits may be paid to eligible people.

To apply for the CCB, please contact Service Canada or call 1-800-622-6232.

If you are a physician or nurse who wishes to learn more about CCB resources, please contact us.

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