Caregiving can be stressful, isolating and overwhelming. It can have a negative impact on the caregiver’s physical and mental health. That’s why our award-winning COMPASS for the Caregiver program helps caregivers balance their own well-being with the challenges of caregiving.
COMPASS is a supportive multi-session workshop facilitated by someone who understands how difficult caregiving can be. We discuss dealing with guilt and grief, managing stress, improving communication, navigating the system and planning for the journey ahead.
Caregivers Alberta is the proud recipient of the 2019 Gold Laurel Award for our COMPASS for the Caregiver program.
Here’s what some past participants of the COMPASS for Caregivers program have said about it:
Being able to share my problems and frustrations with other caregivers was the most meaningful part of the COMPASS program, especially because now I know that there are others having the same problem.
It has helped me shift providing care from the category of who I am to one of the things I do.
This course is the best thing that has happened to me in years.
I felt safe to discuss my issues without being judged or fixed.
…I am feeling like I am understood. I am handling my guilty feelings of not doing enough with a new understanding of my role as caregiver. This program is proving to be much more than I expected.
I feel so much more capable of handling the unexpected.