Upcoming Workshop November 28th(The earlier workshop on Nov. 21st is full)
Help for Family Caregivers
- When: Saturday, November 28, 1:00 - 4:30 pm
- Where: Sturgeon Creek I Retirement Residence 10 Hallonquist Drive (across from Grace Hospital)
- Fee: $20 to be paid at the door
- Register in advance: Please email email@example.com
Resources for Caregivers of Seniors in Manitoba
Description: The Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat is part of the department of Health, Healthy Living and Seniors. It acts as a central point of contact for seniors, their family members and organizations. Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/shas/index.html Review: This updated site is a goldmine of information. Save it as a favorite! You will want to come back here again and again on your caregiving journey.
Focus: Caregivers of seniors
Where to start: Begin with the Home Page.
Don't Miss: The publications page. You will want to have your own hard copy of A Guide For Caregivers. Order it. Read it. Fill it full of Post-It notes.
2. Caregiving with Confidence (Formerly Rupert's Land Caregiver Services)
Description: Caregiving with Confidence is the non-profit organization that supports caregivers in Manitoba.
Review: When you need someone to talk to, this is THE organization that will give you one-on-one personal support.
Focus: Caregivers of seniors
Where to start: Call (204) 452-9491 and talk to the caring, informed staff.
· Time-out for Caregivers: A volunteer trained as a respite companion comes to the home for a few hours so the family caregiver can have a break
· Telephone Support: Providing information, support and encouragement for caregivers
· Ring-A-Ride: Assisted transportation for caregivers and recipients anywhere in the city limits by prior arrangement. Note: Ring-a-Ride users must live within postal codes, R3L, R3M, R3N, R3P, and part of R3T.
· Support Group for Caregivers: Rupert’s Land Caregiver Services hosts a support group every second Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at 168 Wilton Street.
· Information & Referral: A resource bank of information about services available throughout Manitoba
Who Knew? That there is an organization that offers free support to Manitoba caregivers. For more information call (204) 452-9491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Review: This site is about much more than safety. S.A.F.E. stands for Self-Advocacy for Everyone. It is full of information on how to advocate for yourself and others with our healthcare system. This site is essential for those who have been diagnosed with a serious illness.
Focus: All Manitobans
Don't miss: The Safe to Ask Medication Card
Best Pages: (Read the summary and the full article)
1. Know Your Patients Rights >>>
2. Choose Your Patient Advocate >>>
3. Know Your Healthcare Plan >>>
4. Access Your Medical Records >>>
Who Knew? That anyone can appoint a friend or family member to act as their Patient Advocate to help them navigate the system. Be sure to complete the Patient Advocate form.