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.
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 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.
Transportation to appointments
Light yard work
Minor home repairs
For information about Cowichan Region Better at Home services, phone: 250.748.2133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.