Caregiver Support

Caregiving.com
Caregiving.com is a community of family caregivers sharing their stories, support and solutions.

Caregiving Strategies
Caregiving Strategies is a collection of educational resources that have been developed and/or curated for family and friend caregivers who provide care and support for seniors experiencing frailty.

Carers Canada
 Carers Canada is the national voice for the needs and interests of family caregivers.

Elizz
The place to go for all things caregiving – Elizz delivers exceptional services, support and new possibilities for those caring for others. Powered by Saint Elizabeth Health Care, we’ve been helping Canadian families for more than 100 years.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the US to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.

Family Service Toronto
The Seniors and Caregivers Support Service Unit at Family Service Toronto provides social work services to older people and caregivers.

The Family Caregiver
Canada’s Home and Family Caregiving Resource

Home & Community Care Support Services
Home & Community Care Support Services, a government agency, connects you with the care you need at home, in your community and can assist with long term care options.

The Institute of Life Course and Aging has created a series of videos for older adults and their caregivers.
They are 10-15 minutes long interviews with an expert. We also cover strategies for coping with these problems in the context of the pandemic.

ANXIETY AND OLDER ADULTS: STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING ANXIETY AND ANXIETY DISORDERS
Dr. Elena (Irina) Nica-Graham, Geriatric Psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital, provides an overview of anxiety and anxiety disorders, strategies for their management, and helpful resources in the community.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUMermFZJqM

Sleep Problems among Older Adults: Tips on How to get a Good Night’s Sleep
This video provides an overview of many of the causes of sleep problems and a wide range of helpful strategies to improve sleep quantity and quality by Dr Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHNuGsbwjys&t=57s

Memory Problems among Older Adults
An overview of memory problems and helpful interventions by Dr. Barry Goldlist, Geriatrician, Sinai Health System and the University Health Network Hospitals, and Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bv_HoQTn1k&t=460s

Our Youtube Channel:
We hope to be posting new videos every week or two (e.g. depression, PTSD, strategies for family caregivers to communicate with long-term care staff):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCikwJyPD1yXW2H3zQafpOtA

Philip Aziz Centre
PAC is a non-profit hospice providing respite, practical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement care for adults and children living with life-limiting illnesses and support to their loved ones, in the comfort of their own homes.

Service Canada Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits
Employment Insurance benefits for persons who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with significant risk of death.

Today’s Caregiver
Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Founded in 1995, we produce Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers, the “Fearless Caregiver Conferences”, and our web site, caregiver.com which includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of Today’s Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and an online store.

Young Carers Program
Connecting & supporting kids and teens that help care for a family member.


The Family Care Office does not endorse any of the organizations listed here, and we do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of the statements and/or the quality of services provided by these organizations.

Resource for U of T employees and their dependents

Call the Employee and Family Assistance Program — Homewood Health™ for personal and in-depth assistance with your elder care concern.

Homewood Health™ has eldercare specialists on staff to work with you and your eldercare situation.

  • Receive an immediate needs assessment and customized information to follow.
  • Their specialists can speak directly with the elderly person as part of your needs assessment and provide information on arranging an independent provider for an in-home assessment.
  • Obtain resources pertaining to home care services, understanding long term care and other housing options, dementia care, end-of-life care, and legal referrals for Wills and Powers of Attorney.

To start, call 1-800-663-1142.

You may also register for the Member Services area of the Homewood Health™ website. This will give you access to their on-line Eldercare Resource Locator to help you find home care, residential care, community services or financial support for an elderly loved one.