Caregiver Resources in COVID-19Trusted sources for those caring for a family member with dementia
Helpful Resources for Dementia Caregivers during COVID-19
News & Upcoming Events
Thurdsay, June 11 from 11 AM to 12:15 PM EST. Join us!
Join us for a discussion of how family caregivers are coping with unique and common challenges during COVID-19.
Connect with other caregivers across Ontario in an interactive video conference, facilitated by clinical experts from the Reitman Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health. Clinicians from the Enhancing Care Program across Ontario will also be present for the discussion.
Supporting Caregiver Awareness Month 2020 during the month of May
When a person in your life is first diagnosed with dementia, it can be an overwhelming, frightening and isolating experience for you, the care partner.
It can be additionally difficult for family or friends who haven’t witnessed these changes over time to understand or recognize the challenges that you’ve been facing. Our video and blog explores perspective and coping strategies.
Managing ongoing care through COVID-19
- Long Term Care: Thinking About Removing Your Older Loved One From Long Term Care During COVID-19 (Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto)
- Caregiver Tips & Resources from The Ontario Caregiver Organization
- Taking Care of Yourself & Activities to Do from Home from Alzheimer Society of Canada
- (VIDEOS) Substitute Decision Making: A Legal Guide for Dementia Caregivers/ Care Partners (Nancy Reason, LL.B., lawyer with Pro Bono Ontario)
Legal Organizations and Advocacy for Caregivers
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
Tel: 1-855-598-2656 or 416-598-2656
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is a community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors. ACE is funded through Legal Aid Ontario and is the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors.
Pro Bono Ontario
Free Legal Advice Hotline is a good source of free legal advice for those who are income-eligible. There is a cost range based on the number of people in the household.
There is a small fee to register but the lawyers in their network charge a reduced fee for services depending on income. They use a sliding scale.
The Law Society Referral Service
Tel: 1-855-947-5255 or 416-947-5255
The lawyers and paralegals in the network charge their regular fees but some may take cases on contingency (depending on the area of law) or accept Legal Aid certificates.
COVID-19 Resources | Government of Ontario
How to self assess, isolate, monitor | Public Health Ontario
Regional Assessment Centres | Public Health Toronto
Caregiver Support Programs
Other Online Resources
- How Technology Can Support Caregivers During COVID-19 (The Ontario Caregiver Organization)
ONLINE EVENTS FOR CAREGIVERS
Online Events for Caregivers
- June 11 | Caregiver Check-In: Challenges & Choices in COVID-19 (Enhancing Care Program/ The Reitman Centre)
- April 15- June 3 | Tele-Mindfulness Group for Dementia Caregivers (Enhancing Care Program/ The Reitman Centre) *Inquire about future program dates
SERVICES FOR GTA
Food & Necessities Delivery
Mental Health, Housing, Newcomers
- Mental Health, Housing & Newcomer Supports – Available by Phone or Online (The 519 Space for Change)
How to use Zoom
Desktop or Laptop Computers
Smartphones and Tablets
- Install Zoom: How to install Zoom on iPhone, Android or iPad, Tablet
- Join a Meeting: How to join a Zoom meeting on iPhone or iPad
- Host a Meeting: How to Host a Zoom meeting
- Overview: An Introduction to ZOOM Video Conferencing