Today's Date: Monday May 25, 2015
Family Caregivers' Network Society

Caregiver Resource Center

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  • Testimonials

    “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

Provincial Resources

HealthLink BC
The HealthLink BC Directory ( ) is a resource available to British Columbians which provides detailed information about how, and where, to find health services in B.C. It contains directory information about health, mental health, and addictions treatment services in B.C., including the organizations that offer the services and the locations where they are offered. The 8-1-1 service in British Columbia is a health information phone line operated by HealthLink BC, which is a part of the Ministry of Health. By calling 8-1-1 you can speak to a health services representative, who can connect you with a registered nurse, registered dietitian, or a pharmacist. They will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns or those of your family.

Seniors Abuse & Information Line (SAIL)
SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention.
604-437-1940 or 1-866-437-1940
Available 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily (excluding holidays)
TTY: 604-428-3359 or 1-855-306-1443
Available 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Health and Seniors Information Line
A “one stop” location to obtain information on both health and non-health related federal and provincial government programs and services for British Columbia seniors. The Line also provides B.C. residents with information about health services, the health care system and interpretation of a wide variety of health media releases, legislation, policies, programs and services. The line is accessible 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Translation services are available in 130 languages.

BC Bereavement HelpLine 1-877-779-2223 (9:30 AM – 3:00 PM)

Here is a contact list of family caregiver support organizations across British Columbia listed alphabetically by Health Authority. This list includes dedicated caregiver support organizations as well as disease/condition specific organizations that provide support for caregivers. On-line support and disease/condition specific organizations that have a provincial office only are also listed.

Supporting Family Caregivers: An Action Plan for BC

The first-ever strategic framework to support family caregivers in BC is now available! We gratefully recognize the Ministry of Health Services and especially thank the Home and Community Care Branch for their vision in funding the project and their efforts on behalf of family caregivers