New Caregiving Guide
Seniors and their adult children continually contact Senior Living to inquire about products and resources to help them manage living in their own home and age in place! Distraught adult children often don't know where to turn when circumstances suddenly change for their parents. Many say they don't know where to begin!
Having gone down that road as a family caregiver now for over 15 years, I know the challenges families and seniors face. So it was almost inevitable that we would eventually come to the decision to publish a Caregiving Guide. With a connection to the Family Caregivers' Network Society (FCNS) for almost as long as I've been a caregiver, it was very natural to invite them to partner with us on this unique project.
FCNS has done a stellar job of supporting family caregivers and filling a large service gap in the Victoria community. Now, they are poised to provide these services province wide. Through the distribution network of our magazine, we hope we can help them achieve this and that the recognition of their contribution to the caregiving community will be seen for what it is -- a lifeline.
We want to help seniors and their family members discover products and services to help them face these often overwhelming challenges. So our partnership extends to the many businesses that provide aids to daily living, and to government and community agencies that provide subsidies and programs of assistance to seniors and their families.
If you are a business or organization that provides products or services related to aging in place or caregiving, we invite you to avail yourself of this unique opportunity to let our readers know who you are.
The Caregiving Guide will be featured in our March and September magazines.
Our current Housing Guides, published in February and August, are used and distributed by the professional community such as occupational therapists, social workers, and the provincial health authority's Home and Community Care offices. Government health authorities endorse the guides and participate by providing relevant editorial.
We have discovered that our housing issues have an enormous shelf life - kept and passed around to family members and friends as reference guides. We believe that these new Caregiving Guides will prove to be just as popular and helpful.