National Caregiver Day
National Caregiver Day is April 5th, 2013
For this year's National Caregiver Day, we are focusing on the challenges faced when caregiving for people with dementia. On April 5th, 2013 we will be hosting another online event geared towards caregiving and dementia. More details will be posted shortly.
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National Caregiver Day Online Event!
Register for this year's National Caregiver Day online event - Caregiving and Dementia: They go hand in hand.
Presented by Maxwell B. Hamlyn RPN, ORT, UT
We Care Home Health Services
Palliative Care Resource Nurse
Maxwell has 35 years of nursing experience, with 7.5 years working with a palliative medical outreach team as a nurse consultant, program director and palliative resource nurse for We Care Home Health.
End of life issues relating to Alzheimer’s disease are similar to those faced by people with other life limiting illnesses. However, caring for someone with dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease, can have its own set of challenges. The online event will focus on the following areas:
- Day to day care
- Advanced Care planning
- Grief and Bereavement
- Lessons learned and tips
Resources for Caregiver Day 2013
Links and Resources:
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 weeks 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.
If you have any resources you would like to suggest for this section, please contact us.
National Caregiver Day is made possible through the support of: