I am a caregiver

Caregivers provide care and assistance to spouses, parents, children and other family members or friends that need support. Caring for a loved one that is living with a life-limiting illness can develop demands that are well beyond assisting the patient through their end-of-life experience.

Hospice Wellington provides one-to-one support in the home, hospital, long-term care facility or hospice setting with our trained volunteers to sit in vigil, provide caregiver respite and companioning to caregivers going through anticipatory loss.

Caregiving Fast Facts

  • Approximately 1 in 5 Canadians is a caregiver (Canadian Caregiver Coalition)
  • Caregivers can be youth, adults or seniors and the majority are female
  • 70-80% of the care given in the community to older adults is provided by family and friends (Health Council of Canada)
  • Many caregivers are part of the “sandwich generation,” caring for BOTH their parents and their children

If you are caring for someone with a life-limiting illness, please call us at 519-836-3921, to schedule an Intake Assessment with our Community Intake Coordinator, Wendy Borutski.