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How to Get the Help You Need as a Senior or Family Caregiver in BC and Canada: 15 Amazing Resources.

Updated: Apr 17


 

Are you a senior or a family caregiver who needs some help with your daily life?


Do you want to know what resources are available for you in British Columbia and Canada?


If so, you are in the right place. In this blog, I will share with you 15 amazing resources that can help you with various aspects of your well-being, such as health, housing, legal, financial, social, and more.


These resources are specially selected for seniors and family caregivers who live in BC and Canada, including those who live in rural and remote areas. Let's get started!




 

SeniorsBC

This is a government website that provides information and resources for seniors in BC, such as health, housing, transportation, finances, and more.

Visit their website at seniorsbc.ca.

BC Seniors Guide

This is a comprehensive guide that covers various topics related to seniors' well-being, such as health care, income assistance, legal matters, safety, and more

You can download the guide for free or order a printed copy from their website at gov.bc.ca/seniorsguide.

BC 211

This is a free and confidential service that connects seniors and caregivers to community and social services, such as health, housing, legal, financial, and more.

You can call, text, or chat online with them 24/7. Visit their website at bc211.ca.

Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)

This is a national advocacy organization that works to protect and promote the rights and interests of older Canadians. They offer benefits, discounts, and resources for their members.


Visit their website at carp.ca.

Family Caregivers of British Columbia

This is a provincial, not-for-profit organization that supports over one million people in BC who provide physical and/or emotional care to a family member, friend, or neighbour. They offer one-on-one emotional support, caregiver support groups, health care system navigation, and free educational resources.

Visit their website at https://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/

Caring for Seniors - Province of British Columbia

This is a government website that provides a range of resources for caregivers, such as daily care tips and advice, building a care guide, caring for the caregiver, training and caregiver role management tools.

 Visit their website at gov.bc.ca/caring-for-seniors.

Caregiver Resources – Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence

This is a national organization that aims to improve the quality of life for caregivers and care recipients across Canada. They provide information, education, advocacy, and support for caregivers.


Caregiver Connect – Canadian Virtual Hospice

This is an online community that connects caregivers who are caring for someone with a life-limiting illness. They offer peer support, expert advice, and resources for end-of-life care.

Visit their website at https://www.virtualhospice.ca

Seniors Services Society of BC

This is a non-profit organization that provides various services and programs for seniors in BC, such as housing, meals, transportation, social activities, and more.

Visit their website at seniorsservicessociety.ca.

Seniors First BC

This is a non-profit organization that provides legal and advocacy services for seniors in BC, such as elder abuse prevention, legal education, and seniors' rights.


Visit their website at seniorsfirstbc.ca.

BC Elders' Guide

This is a guide that provides information and resources for First Nations and Aboriginal seniors in BC, such as health, housing, culture, and more.

You can download the guide for free or order a printed copy from their website at fnha.ca/eldersguide.

National Seniors Council

This is a federal advisory body that provides recommendations to the government on issues affecting the well-being and quality of life of seniors.

Seniors Canada

This is a federal website that provides information and resources for seniors in Canada, such as health, pensions, benefits, taxes, and more.


Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities:

This is a guide from the Government of Canada that provides information and tips on how to make rural and remote communities more age-friendly. It covers topics such as outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, respect and social inclusion, and more.

Seniors Services Society of BC – Rural and Remote Seniors Housing

This is a special program that helps seniors who live in rural and remote areas find and maintain affordable and appropriate housing.

 Visit their website at seniorsservicessociety.ca.




 

I hope you find this blog helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. I would love to hear from you. And if you want to learn more about how to use technology to age in place, please visit my website at bctech4seniors.ca. You can book a time with me online and I will teach you everything you need to know.





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