64 Bruce St, Thornbury
Resources for Caregivers :: Caregiver Information & Support
As a caregiver, you have the right to:
Caregiving can be extremely demanding. Take the test and see if you may be suffering from Caregiver Burnout! Answer True or False
If any of the above statements are true, you may be experiencing caregiver burnout... Perhaps it's time to ask for help! You Can Seek Help From:
372-2091 or 1-800-267-3798
Meaford Hospital, 229 Nelson St. W.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday
The Day Away Program is a community program that provides socialization and medical monitoring for adults. Our clients come to the program from 9:30 am to 3:30 p.m. and take part in a wide variety of activities. Staff takes the time to get to know the interests of our clients and then provide activities which match these interests. Music and laughter play an important role in our program. A meal with friends, a game of cards, crafts and simply sitting and chatting are all common activities at Day Away. Our clients are assisted in all activities by a professional staff and trained volunteers.
What does the program provide for me as a caregiver?
The program can provide some time off for those who are caring for a family member or friend. We can provide an ongoing assessment of your family member's physical health, and we can provide you with information about your family member's illness and ways of dealing with the issues that arise for you. We can also be a support, someone who will listen. Our staff will keep in contact with you either by phone or through visiting you in your home.
The Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping people affected by Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. In addition to providing programs to the community we also support research through the Alzheimer Society of Canada as well as the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Offers a Support Group for Thornbury and Meaford caregivers of people with dementia. It is a safe, informal environment facilitated by a support counsellor with knowledge and experience in the field of dementia care; Caregivers can meet & share successes and challenges in providing care for persons with dementia.
L.E. Shore Memorial Library (Board Room)
183 Bruce Street South, Thornbury, 3rd Wednesday of every month, 1:30- 3:30 p.m
To register for this free service, contact Kathy Sleeth, firstname.lastname@example.org
VON is Canada's largest, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. Programs include:
Adult Day Program
Designed to provide respite for family caregivers and to support and maintain client health, ability and independence, these programs are an opportunity for the frail, elderly, disabled or cognitively impaired adult to make friends. Activity workers and volunteers coordinate activities such as exercise classes, card and word games, communal outings and crafts.
Alzheimer Day Program
The program provides specialized therapeutic, social and recreational activities for people with Alzheimer disease and related disorders in a secure environment. Staff offer creative programs to build the strengths of the clients.
Caregiver Support and Education
VON provides information, emotional support and education to family caregivers. Participants gain hope and insight through the experiences of other caregivers and build a network of support. A series of videos is used to encourage reflection and discussion.
In-Home Adult Respite
Caregivers of family members with Alzheimer's or other chronic illnesses frequently do not have respite time for themselves to go for coffee with a friend, or get some needed rest. They shoulder the responsibility of care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained personal support workers and/or volunteers are available to meet the needs of the client and free the caregiver from a feeling of total responsibility for a few hours or shifts of care. Respite may include homemaking services, recreation and stimulation activities.
Overnight Respite Services
VON operates several centres where seniors, the intellectually challenged and people with chronic conditions can come to a home-like setting custom-built for care, to allow caregivers much-needed rest. There is nursing care and recreational and therapeutic activities. Clients are assisted by a multi-disciplinary team that monitors their progress.