Once you are registered as a Caregiving Essentials student,
don’t forget to check the discussion boards in the course regularly. They are a
great way to share your experience and knowledge while supporting other
caregivers and receiving support. There are new resources added every day in
the section called “Where to Find Help” so check in often.
Below are just a few of these resources:
Free, flexible programs for busy caregivers
by the Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO)
The OCO also offers a 24/7 Helpline for Caregiver information
and referral. The Helpline can be reached across the province anytime, at
1-833-416-CARE (2273) or via live chat Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
Find out more: www.ontariocaregiver.ca.
Subscribe to the OCO newsletter to receive updates about program
As you may or may not know, every year, the Ontario Caregiver
Organization publishes its Spotlight Report which takes a look at the
caregiving experience in Ontario. This year, the OCO looked at how the
experience has changed in year two of the pandemic, compared to year one. Read the full report here.
McMaster Institute for Research on Aging
The link to the main
website for the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging is https://mira.mcmaster.ca/.
you may want to explore goes to McMaster’s Optimal Aging Portal. This portal is
a rich repository of information that may help you in your caregiving role and
in understanding health and illness as we age: https://www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org/