National Caregiver Day

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National Caregiver Day is April 5th, 2014

On National Caregiver Day, we focus on the challenges faced when caregiving for loved ones at the end of life. On April 4th, 2014 we will be hosting another online event geared towards caregiving and advance care planning.

Our online event is scheduled for April 4, 2014 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET so mark your calendars!

Presented by: Kate McCrady, RN for WeCare Home Health Services and Louise Hanvey, Project Manager, Advance Care Planning in Canada

This webinar in celebration of National Caregiver Day will discuss the evolution of the informal family caregiver and discuss how the patient and caregiver drive the plan of care. Nurses are the co-pilot!

We will also discuss advance care planning with patients and family caregivers.

Eventbrite - The evolving nature of family caregiving.

All the tools below are downloadable and printable so please don't hesitate to use them to promote National Caregiver Day!

Resources for Caregiver Day 2014

Read our special edition of ehospice focusing on Caregiving! - 2014 edition coming soon
National Caregiver Day Poster
Facts about Caregiving in Canada
Caregiving: what are the challenges you faced? Share your story!

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:

We Care