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Alberta caregivers better supported thanks to new partnership
Supplied by Caregivers Alberta/NorQuest College | Press Release | Sept. 14, 2023
It takes a village to care for Alberta’s one million family caregivers – supporting them so they can support their loved one. And that’s just what Caregivers Alberta and NorQuest College are doing.
Help caregivers THRIVE April 4 and every day
Supplied by Caregivers Alberta | Respect News | April 4, 2023
It’s National Caregiver Day on April 4. But, why do we need a day to recognize unpaid family caregivers?
By Silvia Naranjo | CityNews | Feb. 28, 2023
Caregiving is becoming a workplace issue. Caregivers Alberta is looking to help employers and their caregiving employees understand the challenges they face, and optimize their wellness and productivity through a new Work & Care program.
By Daryl Hooke | QR Calgary and Edmonton | Feb. 25 and March 25, 2023
Caregivers Alberta will fill you in on the many benefits unpaid caregivers provide…but at great cost to themselves.
By Rick Lauber | Alberta Prime Times | Jan. 27, 2023
Family caregivers face often overwhelming demands on their time and energy. A recent contest from Caregivers Alberta highlighted the inspirational stories of Albertans who take on the role.
By Nicole Stillger | Edmonton | Global News Hour at 6 | Dec. 23, 2022
Caregivers Alberta is giving three Alberta caregivers a chance to get away. The “Who Cares?” campaign asked people to nominate a caregiver for a two-night stay at a Fairmont property, complete with gas money and 40 hours of respite compliments of Bayshore Home Health.
By Rick Lauber | Alberta Prime Times | June 8, 2022
Executive Director for Caregivers Alberta, Sandy Sereda, wanted to recognize our province’s family and professional caregivers, but she faced two roadblocks: reaching caregivers across the province and accommodating for COVID-19 restrictions. Her answer was the first-ever Caregivers Together Conference. The concept took form, and the event took place virtually in May, which also happens to be Caregivers Awareness Month.
By Jeff Gaye | Respect News | May 3, 2022
If you are a caregiver, or a health professional who works with caregivers, you will find plenty of information at Caregivers Alberta’s conference. Caregivers Together 2022 runs May 12 to 14. It offers two separate streams of workshops and presentations—one for caregivers themselves, and another for healthcare professionals. All of the sessions will be offered online.
By Shannon Medaglia | Raven Radio | May 2, 2022
May is Caregivers Awareness Month. Caregivers Alberta, Alberta’s only organization dedicated to caregivers, is recognizing it with a province-wide, virtual conference, Caregivers Together, May 12 to 14, 2022. The Caregivers Together 2022 conference aims to build awareness, community and knowledge to support Alberta’s nearly one-million caregivers. The virtual conference offers workshop programming for both caregivers and health-care professionals on a range of topics including: The Juggling Act: Balancing Work and Caregiving; Living (Well) with Dementia: Adjusting to a New Reality; and Inside Information: Navigating AHS.
Caregivers Alberta partnered with CBC reporter Elise Stolte to empower family caregivers to tell their own stories to the world, seeking to understand work that is both natural and often invisible. This month-long series is a raw and honest look at the beauty, and the struggle, Alberta’s caregivers face.
By Su-Ling Go | Edmonton Health Matters | Global News Hour at 6 | Sept. 7, 2021
Caregiver Darren Hinger, who also works for Caregivers Alberta, is excited about a new initiative to help caregivers juggle their obligations to their care recipient, and their need for work that brings in a sustainable income. Matchwork is an initiative between University of Alberta researchers and Caregivers Alberta that aims to match family caregivers with employers offering flexible jobs.
By Rick Lauber | Alberta Prime Times | Aug. 14, 2021
Juggling being a family caregiver and doing a paid job doesn’t always go smoothly. A new Alberta project, Matchwork, is an initiative involving University of Alberta researchers and Caregivers Alberta. The program aims to match working family caregivers with employers offering flexible jobs.
Elise Stolte | Edmonton Journal | May 5, 2021
Read about or watch this hour-long conversation aimed at helping family caregivers navigate the support available to them – and the challenges – of Alberta’s complex system of home care.
By Allison Bench | Global News | Jan. 19, 2021
Learn more about a report from the University of Alberta showing the COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of hours family caregivers care for loved ones at home – and their skyrocketing levels of anxiety and loneliness.
Sarah Komadina | Global News | May 4, 2020
Well Connected, a partnership between ElderCare Edmonton and Caregivers Alberta, provides a one-hour, weekly program through Zoom. The program helps participants stay engaged with their community, and their minds and bodies active, while reducing isolation.