Elder Care: Toronto CCAC

Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre: How we can help care for the caregiver

Are you providing care to an elderly person at home? Let us tell you how we, the Community Care Access Centre, and our community partners can help prevent your burnout and optimize your quality of life.

This 1 ½ hour workshop will focus on the community services available to assist you in providing care to an elderly person living in the community. We will also provide you with information on the application process for admission into a long term care home and other community housing options for consideration prior to making this application. Lastly, we will address caregiver stress and burnout with a focus on proving specific coping strategies.

By the end of this session you will:

  1. Be aware of publicly and privately funded community services and how to access them.
  2. Be familiar with the various housing options available across the continuum of care and have information on how to access them.
  3. Know the signs of caregiver stress and burnout.

Jennifer Thomas MSW RSW: Care Coordinator with the Toronto Central CCAC for the past 7 years with over 10 years of experience working with seniors and their caregivers at home and in the community.

Robin Baker, MSW, RSW: Care Coordinator with Toronto Central CCAC since May 2008 with previous experience working with seniors and their caregivers at home and in hospital rehab settings. Graduate of the U of T Faculty of Social Work.