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Care for the Caregiver - Erie St Clair

A caregiver is someone who looks after a sick, frail or disabled relative, friend or neighbour. Supportive programs are available to help caregivers cope with their responsibilities and may include self-help, informal counselling, recreation and instruction.

The compassionate care benefits allow family caregivers six weeks of paid leave from work to care for a dying relative.

See also In-Home Hospice Care for additional services that support caregivers who are looking after someone with a terminal illness. Look also under a specific disease for additional caregiver support services (for example, Alzheimer Disease, Cancer and Parkinson's Disease).

For caregiver relief services see Respite Care for Adults, Respite Care for Children or Respite Care for Seniors.

For service information, articles, and caregiving resources, you can also visit CaregiverExchange.ca.

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These services serve all or part of Erie St Clair
Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent - Counselling   Chatham
Alzheimer Society of Sarnia - Lambton   Sarnia
Alzheimer Society of Windsor/Essex County - Caregiver Support Services   Windsor
Family Service Kent - Community Home-Support Assisting People - Caregiver Counselling and Support   Chatham
Lambton Elderly Outreach - Caregiver Support Training Education Information   Wyoming
Multiple Sclerosis Society - Chatham Kent Chapter - Caregivers Support Group   Chatham
Victorian Order of Nurses - Sarnia-Lambton - Caregiver Respite   Sarnia

These services are located outside of Erie St Clair, but provide service to Erie St Clair.
caregiverexchange.ca   London
Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities   Thornhill