Elder Care : Navigating the System

This interactive workshop will focus on helping you find the resources you need to care for your aging relative. It will assist you to find help in your community from healthcare to home care and from recreation to respite care. Community supports and long-term care are available but you need to know how to access and how to apply.

By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand the terminology used to describe the resources available when caring for an aging relative
  • You will know how to access and how to apply for community supports
  • Be familiar with some of the gaps and limitations in the system

Facilitator: Lynne Gallagher B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W. is a social worker and the Coordinator of Caregiver Education Programs for Family Service Toronto. She provides workshops on caregiving, aging, work and family issues, as well as individual and group counselling to seniors and caregivers.