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National Caregiver Week 2020

2 November 2020

Caregivers act with affection and love and are often close to exhaustion but also to financial impoverishment. There are solutions!
Discover the campaign and tools of the Regroupement des aidants naturels du Québec.

Exhaustion and impoverishment

To love without sparing oneself. Caregivers perform an essential invisible work with the most vulnerable population in Quebec. Thanks to their devotion and love, Quebec society as a whole benefits.

Through this campaign, RANQ wish to thank the caregivers who act with love but also to claim the importance of supporting them on several levels:

  • physical,
  • psychological
  • financial,

Solutions exist so that caregivers can fulfill their role while remaining in balance.

How do you take care of yourself?

There are some simple actions to take care of yourself and become aware of the situation.

Be aware of your limits.

As Parkinson’s disease progresses, it can be increasingly difficult to care for someone with Parkinson’s disease on your own. Find out about home care, day programs, or help from family members.


Give yourself some time

All caregivers regularly need a “rest period”. Take a break and meet friends. Ask for and accept support. Make a list of tasks that others can do. They want to help – include them in the care plan.

Find someone you trust when you are depressed or need to confide in someone. Get help when you feel stressed. Remember that you are not alone!

Webinar of RANQ (regroupement des aidants naturels du Québec)

Webinar on Work-Life Balance for Caregivers | Mélanie Perroux | November 3, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Reconciling one’s professional responsibilities with those of a caregiver often requires tightrope walking skills. What does the law on labour standards provide to support family caregivers in the workplace?
What income compensation measures are available in normal and COVID-19 times?
Why talk to colleagues and employers about your status as a family caregiver?
Beyond the law, what measures could be suggested to the employer to support employee caregivers and what are the benefits for the company?

Find out some inspiring testimonies : Click here

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