If you could give one piece of advice to a fellow caregiver, what would you share? What do you wish someone had told you before you started your caregiving journey?
To better support caregivers in Alberta and understand their wide range of emerging issues, we regularly conduct consultations, which guide the development of Caregivers Alberta programming and advocacy efforts.
Discovery Toolkit for Supporting Family Caregivers of Seniors (2014)
The toolkit contains tools for learning and discussion, inclduing summaries, slide presentations, handouts and suggested resources. The tools are based on the proceedings and products of a conference entitled Supporting Family Caregivers of Seniors: Improving Care and Caregiver Outcomes, which was held in April 2014.
Yours, Mine & Ours (2010)
Yours, Mine & Ours is the summary of the 2010 community consultations, in which more than 400 caregivers and service providers participated in a survey and two full-day consultations.
This summary identified strategies to support caregivers in key areas including developing caregiver-specific supports, increase public understanding of caregivers, expand respite and homecare options, increase employment and financial security, ease system navigation, support “the system” and community to offer resources and increasing political awareness.
A full report of the consultation findings is available here.
Shining a Light (2003)
Soon after our founding, Caregivers Alberta conducted a needs assessment to better understand the needs of caregivers and how Caregivers Alberta could support them. The findings collected in Shining a Light continue to guide Caregivers Alberta’s approach. Unfortunately, the needs identified in 2003 remain relevant today.