Care Partners Week in Saskatchewan March 19-25, 2017
At Eden Care Communities we refer to Elders, Families, Staff, Volunteers, and Community stakeholders as "Care Partners". We strive to combat the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Together as Care Partners we can combat helplessness by not only giving care, but being open to receiving care.
We encourage every care giver to accept care from others and be a care partner. It can be as simple as returning a kind smile to a stranger or taking the time to say "you are very welcome" when you are thanked for the care you provide.
THANK YOU to all of our partners in care for all you do for each other.
On bahalf of Eden Care Communities we're excited to participate in Saskatchewans Care Partners week, March 19-25, 2017.
Saskatchewan Caregivers Week is a time to celebrate and honour the amazing volunteers in our province who are providing care for family members or friends who are in need of assistance in their daily lives. The dollar value of the time these volunteer caregivers provide is impossible to calculate. However, the even greater benefit is to those receiving care who are able to maintain the independence and quality of life they want because there are people who are prepared to help them.
Many of the caregivers and those being cared for are older adults. However, sometimes the person needing care is an adult child, and caregivers can be adults of any age, some of whom are part of the ‘sandwich generation’ raising children and caring for parents, and some of whom are still in paid employment. It is estimated that some 8 million Canadians are providing unpaid care, primarily to family members. These unpaid caregivers, most often family members, are the ones we want to recognize and celebrate.
Caregivers aren’t doing what they do to receive recognition, but it would be wonderful to let them know they are appreciated. Here are some ideas you or your community might consider.
For all of the following activities that involve having the caregiver go out to an activity, keep in mind that you should also consider how respite care can be provided for the person(s) the caregiver regularly cares for.