Two non-profit organizations are getting together to help family caregivers get the right kind of support to deal with stress.
According to the B.C. Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support, there are over one million people in the province who care for a relative with a disease or disability due to age.
Lin Chen from the Centre says caregivers can face burnout, isolation, and lack of support.
As a result, the B.C. Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support is teaming up with the Family Caregivers of B.C. for a series of workshops.
“This project is very unique, in that we have worked with all our project partners to develop materials that specifically touch on elder abuse, how family caregivers can prevent and respond to abuse. And to also incorporate strategies to stay healthy while care giving”.
“They will be equipped with more knowledge and resources, not just about elder abuse, but also how to stay healthy while care giving. They in turn, will feel more supported”
In-person workshops will be held on September 23 at Renfrew Community Centre and October 5 at the MS Society’s Victoria branch.
Family caregivers can also sign up for a seminar through the phone by calling 1-866-396-2433.