The Caregivers Nova Scotia Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter is here!
May 1, 2017
April 27, 2017: Media Release. Caregivers Nova Scotia Association applauds new supports announced for family and friend caregivers in Ontario. To read the full announcement from the province of Ontario, click here.
April 2017: The Hidden Male Caregiver This article from the American Association of Retired Persons discusses the growing number of male caregivers and the different supports they need.
April 10, 2017: More training for unpaid caregivers needed, says support [organization]. CNS Executive Director Angus Campbell, and caregiver Mary Frances Chisholm are interviewed.
March 14, 2017: Caring for the Caregiver. The Victoria Standard interviews CNS's Maggie Roach-Ganaway.
December 23, 2016: Thousands of Canadians languish in limbo as they wait for long-term care. CNS Executive Director Angus Campbell, and caregiver Brenda Joudrey, are interviewed.
December 2016: A User's Guide for Caregivers. This article, featured in Good Times magazine, highlights the importance of caregiver self-care and getting information about your loved one's condition early on. Angus Campbell is interviewed.
November 29, 2016: Dementia in Canada: A National Strategy for Dementia-Friendly Communities. This report, developed by the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology, examines the actions that should be taken to most effectively and efficiently meet the challenge of dementia and its treatment. A series of meetings was held earlier in 2016 that involved testimonies from a range of experts from healthcare, research, home care, caregiving, and dementia advocacy organizations, which also inform the report. A quote from Angus Campbell's testimony is included on page 19.
November 18, 2016: ESDC Minister consulted with stakeholders on maternity, parental, and caregiving benefits. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development met with various stakeholders to look at expanding Employment Insurance to provide more flexible maternity and parental benefits, and more inclusive caregiving benefits.
September 22, 2016: A Commitment to Community Alliances. Great article by 211's Suzy Teubner on the importance of community partnerships and CaregiversNS's successful collaboration with 211 since their launch in 2013.
August 9, 2016: FRAUD ALERT FOR NOVA SCOTIA - A scam has been reported to Amherst Police involving a help wanted ad requesting '"an experienced caregiver for mother in law suffering from dementia." More information here.
June 22, 2016: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Policy Alert Update. The Update discusses the key highlights of the final version of the legislation and what will happen next now that a MAID law is in place.
May 24, 2016: Canadian Employers Can Do More to Help Individuals Affected by Multiple Sclerosis - According to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada's Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care, Canada may not be doing enough to provide workplace accommodations and income supports to people with MS and their caregivers.
The Cat Country Morning Show speaks with our own Cindie Smith about Caregivers Nova Scotia, and about our peer support groups in Truro & Stewiacke. You can listen to the interview here. April 20, 2016.
March 2016: We are pleased to announce Caregiver Tele-Connect (CTC), a new initiative supporting caregivers who are caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness who is likely to pass away within the next year. Please click the poster below to learn more about the program and how to participate.
We need to start caring for caregivers
We can no longer afford to treat family care as essentially free labour, undertaken within families as a private matter with no relevance for the rest of society.
January 21, 2016
CBC SPECIAL REPORT
Unpaid caregivers say they are abandoned by family and friends
Cape Breton caregivers suffer social isolation as they are left to care for elderly parents.
Family caregivers need support: Goar
Family caregivers need help to sustain the health-care burden they carry.
February 9, 2015
Employers want to help caregivers balance responsibilities, report finds To read the report, click here.
January 19, 2015
Retired no longer: Wife takes on 24-7 job as caregiver
Ruby Allen, caregiver, and our Executive Director Angus Campbell are interviewed.
December 23, 2014