At some point, all of us will be caregivers and will be in need of a caregiver. Care givers are the invisible backbone of our health care system. Ninety-six percent (96%) of individuals receiving long-term home care have an unpaid caregiver.[i] Caregivers contribute $25 billion in unpaid care to our healthcare system.[ii] By providing careContinue reading “National Caregivers Week is 1 – 7 November 2020”
The Covid-19 crisis has brought to light the desperate need to care for our senior citizens, particularly those who are in long-term care residences. Most people want to keep their loved ones, particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions at home.
The Alzheimer Society of Montreal is part of the solution.
Care givers are the invisible backbone of our health care system and provide over 80 percent of the care needed by individuals with ‘long-term conditions’. 2.3 million care givers are employed and must balance the competing demands of work and caregiving. Caregivers also need to be cared for. I witnessed firsthand the devastating effects ofContinue reading “At some point, all of us will be caregivers and will be in need of a caregiver.”