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February 2015
Changing the way we think about family caregivers
Feb 24, 2015 1:53 PM

There are over 8.1 million family caregivers across Canada, yet we are invisible.

How did this happen? Family caregivers are not healthcare professionals or patients. We are not viewed as the source of knowledge and healing or the locus of pain. We are not only unrecognized as a member of a patient’s health care team, but we are also isolated in managing the complex issues that arise during caregiving, and this is why many of us feel invisible.

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Open Meeting: 'The Stages of Caregiving'
Feb 9, 2015 12:00 PM

On January 28th we hosted a seminar led by Sara Shearkhani and Carole Ann Alloway - two family caregivers who care deeply about supporting other caregivers - who shared their insight on the various stages one might experience when becoming a family caregiver. A few themes emerged:

- No one is born a family caregiver, you gradually become one
- The journey of becoming a family caregiver is non-linear, full of uncertainty and you're constantly learning
- If the patient's situation changes, you may experience the stages again
- When you're familiar with the stages ahead, you are better prepared

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January 2015

The Stages of Caregiving
Jan 5, 2015 10:26 AM

Are you or do you know of an unpaid caregiver? Did you know that a caregiver goes through predictable stages as they care for someone? Guest blogger Carole Ann Alloway is a family caregiver who along with her colleague, Sara Shearkhani, have identified some predictable stages that many family caregivers go through. It's our hope that this reflective piece, written from the experience of caregivers, is helpful to you or someone you know.

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ALL, Finding your way through the system, Stories about caregiver experiences  

Workshop on 'The Changing Relationship'

On April 23, join us for a free workshop to explore the impact of illness on the individual, relationships and family life. We'll unpack both the complex emotions and benefits of caregiving. 



  • participated in a meeting to plan a Patient Partnership Planning workshop
  • reviewed research applications for TVN
  • participated in a meeting on community engagement

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