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Caregiver Resources in COVID-19

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Helpful Resources for Dementia Caregivers during COVID-19

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Caring for Carers: Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Care Providers and Caregivers in Light of COVID-19

Thurdsay, June 25 from 9 AM to 2:30 PM EST.

The Reitman Centre/ Enhancing Care Program is presenting on “Caring for Carers: Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Care Providers and Caregivers in Light of COVID-19”, part of the 2020 Geriatrics Institute Education Day delivered in partnership with Sinai Health System’s Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program, the University Health Network and a variety of community care partners across the GTA.

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Video and Communication Challenges | Caregiver Check-In in COVID-19

Dr. Sadavoy discusses the challenges family caregivers shared about communicating with their family member with dementia via different devices such a laptop, iPad or smartphone, in the midst of COVID-19 visitor restriction policies in place in care facilities and residences. He offers perspective and some helpful strategies that were discussed with and by other caregivers in our dialogue event.

More Caregiver Check-In Videos

COVID-19 TOOLS

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Managing ongoing care through COVID-19

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Legal Resources

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Legal Organizations and Advocacy for Caregivers

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
Tel:   1-855-598-2656 or 416-598-2656
Web: http://www.advocacycentreelderly.org/
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
Tel:  1-855-255-7256
Web: https://www.probonoontario.org/hotline/
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.

JusticeNet
Tel: 416-479-0551
Web: https://www.justicenet.ca/
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
Web:  http://www.findlegalhelp.ca
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.

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Other Resources

ONLINE SUPPORTS

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Caregiver Support Programs

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Other Online Resources

ONLINE EVENTS FOR CAREGIVERS

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Online Events for Caregivers

  • June 25 | COVID-19 Special Virtual Geriatrics Institute Education Day (Sinai Health Geriatrics/ University Health Network)
    The Reitman Centre is presenting at 10:20 am, on “CARING FOR CARERS: SUPPORTING THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF CARE PROVIDERS AND CAREGIVERS IN LIGHT OF COVID-19”
    Presented by Dr. Irina Nica-Graham, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Sinai Health and Gita Lakhanpal, Occupational Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, Reitman Centre – Sinai Health
Past Events

SERVICES FOR GTA

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Food & Necessities Delivery

  • Friendly Neighbour Hotline (GTA):
    TEL: 1 (855) 581-9580; Help picking up essentials like groceries and household items. *Service is only available for Seniors in low-income housing in Toronto at this time. (UHN)
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Mental Health, Housing, Newcomers

Ontario Caregiver Organization
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