Today's Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Family Caregivers' Network Society

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    “Thank you for the information package and application form for Network News. I look forward to receiving my first copy. In the booklets and brochures I have found so many valuable pieces of information. One of which, is the respect and acceptance for our Mom’s right to autonomy, for as long as she can manage and remain safe. A general statement, but as you know, one of the many overwhelming situations families face on a daily basis. We can now refocus our attentions with a better understanding of our Mom’s needs and the needs of the caregiver. Thank you again to the Family Caregivers’ Network, your support and access to information.”

    - C. L., family caregiver

Resource Guide for Family Caregivers 2nd edition

If you provide care and support for an adult family member, partner, friend or neighbour, who either lives at home or in a facility, this comprehensive guide will be indispensable to you.

Prepared by the Family Caregivers’ Network Society, this 160-page guide is presented in an easy-to-read format and contains practical information to help caregivers make informed decisions. Although specific reference is made to some resources located in the Greater Victoria area, the majority of the material in this guide is generic and is applicable to all family Caregivers.

We would like to express our gratitude to Peninsula Co-op and the Canadian Million Dollar Round Table Foundation for their generous donation toward the printing of the 2nd Edition of our Resource Guide for Family Caregivers.

This valuable resource will assist family caregivers to identify:

  • What it means to be a caregiver
  • How to balance family caregiving and employment
  • How to communicate with health care providers
  • What community-based supports are available
  • How to choose the most appropriate home based care services
  • What kind of professional assessments are available
  • How to choose the most appropriate residential facility
  • Expectations of the intermediate and long-term care facility and clarifying roles and responsibilities
  • How to manage when a family member is admitted to an acute care hospital
  • What is normal aging
  • What is palliative care
  • What financial and legal considerations need to be made
  • How to advocate for the caregivers and the care receivers

A digital copy of the Resource Guide for Family Caregivers, 2nd edition is available for free by

We also have a hardcopy available in our lending library in our Victoria Office at #6 – 3318 Oak Street..