Giving care to someone, no matter how much you love them, can become stressful. Each care giving situation is unique. A good guideline for the Caregiver is to provide the needed care without becoming resentful. A caregiver has to look after themselves in order to be able to provide good care for someone else. Many illness based websites (e.g. Alzheimer, Parkinson, Cancer etc) will have a section on care giving, the stresses on the caregiver, the caregiver’s needs, and potential supports for the caregiver.
Caregiver resources and contact information can be found in the “Prevention” section of: Prevention of Elder Abuse: A Nelson & Area Resource Manual on the Home page.
Below are some sites available online that have been identified as credible sources of information.
- look for a “search” window on that Home Page
- type “caregiver support” in the window
- press enter or click on the search window’s “ go”
Alzheimer’s BC: www.alzheimerbc.org
Health Link BC: www.HealthLinkBC.ca
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Resources: www.parentsupportbc.ca
Interior Health: www.interiorhealth.ca
West Kootenay Caregiver Support: wkbcaregiver.org