The Caregiving Journey, part two of a series

OANHSS News Winter 2007

“Caregiving isn’t like retirement planning,” says Bob Spence, owner of an eldercare consulting service in Toronto.  “It’s not something that people think about until they absolutely need to.”  In fact most family caregivers often only seek help when they are burned out and looking for assistance.

Fortunately, help is available.  The challenge, however, lies in that many family members don’t know where to begin to find support.  “When it comes to providing good care, the trick is finding an access point — the people who have maps that can help you,” says Spence.

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