Giving care to a loved one is hard, hard work: usually both emotionally and physically draining. In order to have the energy and strength to continue to provide care, a caregiver must take care of themselves. Desert Valley Hospice Society is here to help you. Call to talk , to arrange respite care from one of our highly trained, compassionate and caring hospice volunteers or to arrange for your loved one to attend our SHINE / Supportive Care Day Program. Please call our office 250-495-1590 ext 103 to speak to Shelley Middleton, DVHS's Volunteer Program Director
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Below are websites to offer you some additional support.
Taking care of you: from Canadian Caregiver Network
Canadian resources designed to support caregivers in looking after their emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and financial well-being. Click here to visit their site.
The Family Caregivers' Network Society
This organization provides tips on caring for the caregiver as well as free online support groups. Click here to visit their website.
Information Package for Family Caregivers
This information package was created by the B.C. Family Caregiver's Network to help caregiver’s to assess their emotional, physical, social needs and level of caregiver stress. Click here to view the package.
Training and Caregiver Role Management Tools from the Province of British Columbia
This page contains information about and links to tools that you can use to manage areas of your care-giving role that are not specifically related to the daily care tasks you need to complete. It includes some financial and communication tools. Click here to visit their website.