Seniors & Caregivers
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Featured Caregiver Mental Health During COVID-19 Outbreak Countries around the world are actively working to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. One strategy is social distancing or avoiding interaction with others. While this strategy is necessary, it can contribute to feelings of isolation and affect a person’s mental health. This is true for family caregivers and the person they support.
Featured Connecting socially while keeping your distance Even before the pandemic, caregivers told us they feel isolated and lonely. Now, more than ever, we all need to stay connected to one another. It’s so important for our own health and well-being. Staying home during COVID-19 is critically important and requires some creativity in finding safe ways to connect and socialize.
Featured COVID-19’s silver lining? Creating a caregiver-friendly work culture One in four Canadians provide often unseen informal care, with the majority of carers being female, over the age of 45 and caring for a parent or parent-in-law. Sixty per cent of these invisible informal carers are also juggling employment, with these carer-employees making up 35 per cent of the Canadian workforce.