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Care for the Caregiver - North West

A caregiver is someone who looks after a sick, frail or disabled relative, friend or neighbour. Supportive programs are available to help caregivers cope with their responsibilities and may include self-help, informal counselling, recreation and instruction.

The compassionate care benefits allow family caregivers six weeks of paid leave from work to care for a dying relative.

See also In-Home Hospice Care for additional services that support caregivers who are looking after someone with a terminal illness. Look also under a specific disease for additional caregiver support services (for example, Alzheimer Disease, Cancer and Parkinson's Disease).

For caregiver relief services see Respite Care for Adults, Respite Care for Children or Respite Care for Seniors.

For service information, articles, and caregiving resources, you can also visit CaregiverExchange.ca.

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These services serve all or part of North West
Alzheimer Society - Kenora and Rainy River Districts - First Link Program   Kenora
Alzheimer Society - Kenora and Rainy River Districts - Referral, Caregiver and Family Support Program   Kenora
Alzheimer Society - Thunder Bay and District - First Link Program   Thunder Bay
Alzheimer Society - Thunder Bay and District - Support and Counselling   Thunder Bay
Caregiver Support Committee   Thunder Bay
Métis Nation of Ontario - Northwest Métis Council - Community Support Services   Dryden
St Joseph's Care Group - St Joseph's Heritage - Manor House Adult Day Program   Thunder Bay

These services are located outside of North West, but provide service to North West.
caregiverexchange.ca   London
Elizz - All Things Caregiving   Markham
Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities   Thornhill