Family Caregivers

Family caregivers are relatives, friends, or neighbours who provide assistance related to an underlying physical or mental disability but who are unpaid for those services.

Family caregivers can provide a wide variety of services to care recipients: administering medications and physical therapy, assisting with daily tasks (including personal care, meal planning and preparation, and eating, as well as walking, sitting down and standing up), meeting with healthcare providers, daily supervision and activity (especially when there is a cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer’s disease), coordinating treatment regimens and schedules, helping with or managing financial and administrative aspects of medical care, health insurance and more. They can also provide emotional support for coping with disease.

 

Guardian Angel Homecare has designed respite care services to ease the stress and strain of family caregivers.