I like the idea of looking after myself while caring for my wife. The reality? How?
The following resources will provide additional helpful information on the following topics.
Caregiver module series: Module 3 – Preparing for caregiving at home, Chapter 2: It takes a village: Family and friends and Chapter 3: Getting organized and Chapter 4: Financial assistance.
Caregiving Associations Across Canada
Alberta: Caregivers Alberta
British Columbia: Family Caregivers of BC
Nova Scotia: Caregivers Nova Scotia
Quebec: L’Appui pour les proches aidants
Saskatchewan: Caregiver Information and Support Centre
*Additionally, the following provinces and territories offer resources and guides.
Manitoba: Information and Reference Guide
New Brunswick: Caregivers’ Guide
Newfoundland and Labrador: Information for Seniors, Families, and Caregivers
Northwest Territories: The NWT Caregivers Guide
Nunavut: Home and Continuing Care
Yukon Territory: Caregiver’s Support Group
Prince Edward Island: Caring for Aging Parents