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Enabling Canadians to Support Caregivers by Strengthening Care Connections

February 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Kingston – Compassionate Communities Kingston is proud to announce a partnership with Pallium Canada’s Care Connection Program to provide resources for caregivers

We are offering two free workshops on Zoom to increase participants’ understanding of current support networks and to create more care connections that will increase the level of support for caregivers. The sessions will also provide resources and insight for caregivers or anyone who supports caregivers.

Session 1. February 15, 12 – 1 p.m. Zoom. ‘Enabling Canadians to Support Caregivers by Strengthening Care Connections’ . This session will introduce the background of the Atlas CareMap tool and provide examples of other free resources for caregivers, such as Pallium Canada’s Care Connections Program.
To register send an email to [email protected]

Session 2. March 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m. This second session follows up on the first session and is a practical guide on how create your own Care Map. Participants will create their own CareMap a visual diagram of the people involved in providing care to a caregiver and care recipient. We will will also provide ideas to share the map to increase support networks and provide resources available. You can email [email protected] for more information or to register.

As André Picard says in his new book Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders, currently, about one in four Canadians over the age of 15 – or 7.8 million people – provide care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition. Pallium Canada and Compassionate Communities Kingston have partnered to provide two free workshops to caregivers who are often expected to navigate complicated health an long-term care systems with little or no training.

Compassionate Communities Kingston Canada is focused on bringing together people in the community to better help each other in difficult times. Family, caregivers and friends are such an important aspect for health as typically only five percent of a person’s time is spent with health care professionals. The balance is either spent alone or with family and social supports.

Pallium Care Connection provides practical tools and resources to empower communities to provide physical, emotional, and practical support to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and their families and caregivers. These workshops will help people connect to these resources and to caretakers including healthcare professionals.

For media inquiries please contact:
Cynthia Beach, Board Member, Compassionate Communities Kingston Canada
[email protected]

Details

Date:
February 15, 2022
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Compassionate Communities Kingston
Email
info@compassionatekingston.ca
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Venue

Online using Zoom

 

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