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Helping Our Loved Ones to GIVE

There are simple recipes included in this blog post about helping our loved ones to GIVE at Christmas and the holidays. Let me know how YOU enable giving!

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Helping Our Loved Ones to GIVE During the Holidays!

Our loved ones have dependency needs and sometimes that can make them feel 'superfluous' as my Mom used to say. More than anything, my Mom w...

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Grief Bingo

Saw this and had to laugh. I like the tongue in cheek approach to how frustrating grief can be as you navigate through life, particularly if you've been through it a few times. #grief #grieving GriefSupport Grief, Loss and Bereavement Specialist

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This is SO good. Every one of those bingo squares has been me or my sister since my Mom passed on August 16. Thank you for sharing!

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Depression and Parenting Kids W Disabilities

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Depression in Parents of Children With Developmental Disabilities: What Do We Know and What Can We Do? | PolicyLab

Although we know that there is an association between depressive symptoms and having a child with a developmental disability, we still have much to learn in order to provide effective and responsive supports to families.

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Depression in Parents of Children W Disabilities

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Depression in Parents of Children With Developmental Disabilities: What Do We Know and What Can We Do? | PolicyLab

Although we know that there is an association between depressive symptoms and having a child with a developmental disability, we still have much to learn in order to provide effective and responsive supports to families.

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December 12th
A vision for a caring society

Morning to all: I had the opportunity to participate in a provincial forum on developing a policy for caregivers in Quebec hosted by the Minister of Seniors and Caregivers. The strategy includes the development of a vision statement. I wondered how ...

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I love this! One suggestion: A caring society provides for those caring family members and friends by ensuring equitable access to supports and resources ACROSS ALL SECTORS, so that they can maintain an optimal quality of life for themselves and the ...

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QC Government asks Caregivers - how shld We Help You?
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Quebec asking caregivers on how to help them help others

The Minister for Seniors was asking questions and taking note of the answers Tuesday as she led a consultation about caregivers.

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December 10th in WorkCare
Have you heard of or read this book? Is it a resource you would recommend to employers?
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Never heard of it but it looks interesting - especially for those interested in policy!

December 11th
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December 8th
On "Patient Burnout"

When people think about ‘burnout’, they consider it as it applies to caregivers, be they family, friends, or paid. While caregiver burnout is a very real thing (and is increasing as the population ages), there is another type that is overlooked:...

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Absolutely! Some people call it 'holding space for someone'. It's about asking an open ended question like 'what would you like to tell me about today?' and then waiting silently for a response - no interruptions. Thank you for this gentle reminder ...

December 9th
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December 8th
Your opinion - peer to peer respite support

Morning to all our family caregivers. Would appreciate some feedback on a proposed model for peer-to- peer respite.

Assuming you were connected with other family caregivers that lived in proximity to you, whom you got to know and trust, would you be ...

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I think this could work (and would be super helpful) in the case of low support needs. As soon as it gets into the realm of medical homecare, I don't think it can work. Another deal breaker is if the loved one is non-speaking and has a communication ...

December 9th
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Social Isolation to Social Inclusion for Seniors - ideas and services

A report from the Ottawa Council on Aging on programs and services to reduce senior isolation. A good resource for caregivers who could do with ideas of how to widen the circle of peole who can help stave off loneliness in a senior. ...

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This is an awesome resource, JanetKuntz ! Thanks for sharing.

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