Caregiving - WRW

Each month 700 people in Nova Scotia turn 65. Nearly half of those adults living in the community receive care from family members or friends only. This places stress on the caregiver.

Capital Health staff are not only care providers at work, many are also caregivers outside of the workplace too. The resources on this site are to help support you in the important work you do as a caregiver.

Caregiver Video Series

Caregiver Presentations

Caregiver Stories

  • Dawn Burstall knows what it is to be a caregiver. Her father was sick with several chronic illnesses, including Alzheimers disease.
  • Heather Rea, caring for her aging mother was a long and often challenging journey.
  • Sabrina Scott remembers what it was like to help care for her mother. Her mom had been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer

Care for Caregivers

The following tips are aimed at helping you to sustain caregiving over time.

  • Take all the help you can get and set caregiving limits
  • Educate yourself about your loved one’s condition
  • Plan ahead. Know your loved one’s rights and responsibilities regarding medical care, personal care, financial choice and personal care directives
  • Safety is important at any age. Use safety resources available for seniors
  • Most importantly, take care of your own mental and physical health and wellness. Talk to a healthcare provider

Resources for Caregiving