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January 2015
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  
  
June 2014

Jun 25, 2014 11:42 AM

This year Sara Shearkhani's husband was diagnosed with cancer and she became his caregiver. Over 2.5 million Canadians are caring for a chronically ill or disabled loved one, and still caregivers are overlooked and their insight underestimated.

Sara bravely shared her feelings about the marginalization of caregivers in an article published by The Globe and Mail and proved that we have much to learn from the experiences of caregivers.

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ALL, Stories about caregiver experiences  
  
August 2013

Aug 27, 2013 12:13 PM

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SUMMARY: Already harried system is not ready for rising home-care demand.

When patient advocate Donna Davis helped a friend navigate the transition from hospital to home care, she encountered a vexing problem. Hospital and home-care workers "just tell you what to do," Davis recalls. "It's that paternalistic: ‘We will make the decision for you. We will tell you when to go home. We will tell you how to go home.'"

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