Resources for Caregivers

  • Cowichan Valley Caregiver Resource Guide

    This guide is a list of resources that are available for caregiving families in our community. There are many wonderful people on the Island who have so much to offer … we heartily encourage you to reach out to them - you will be glad you did.

    Caregiver Resource Guide 2018

     

     

     

     

  • The Family Caregivers Network Society of BC

    The Family Caregivers Network Society of BC is located in Victoria and provides many helpful resources, including educational webinars.

    They have published a Caregiver Wellness Booklet, a personal wellness journal where family caregivers can record ideas, tips and quotes that help them feel more relaxed, energized and positive.

    Prepared by the Family Caregivers’ Network Society, the Resource Guide for Family Caregivers is a 160-page guide is presented in an easy-to-read format and contains practical information to help caregivers make informed decisions. 

     

  • Better at Home – Cowichan Region

    Better at Home is a province-wide initiative operating programs in up to 68 communities that help seniors with simple non-medical, day-to-day tasks so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.

    This program works for people who are at least 60 years of age and live within the Cowichan Region.  The services offered are provided by volunteers, paid staff and/or contractors.  Fees for services are on a sliding scale based on income, with some services provided free of charge.

    Services available

    Friendly visiting
    Transportation to appointments
    Light yard work
    Minor home repairs
    Snow shoveling
    Light housekeeping
    Grocery shopping

    For information about Cowichan Region Better at Home services, phone: 250.748.2133 or email info@crbetterathome.ca

     

  • Island Health – Home Health Services

    Island Health provides a variety of services in the community and in your home, depending on your care needs and if you are eligible. Services may be short-term if you are recovering from a procedure or condition, or long-term if you need ongoing care.