Family Caregiver Interactive Information Series

Are you a family caregiver? This series will interest you!

Being a family caregiver can be as challenging as it is rewarding. If you are a family caregiver looking after someone with a chronic illness please join us for this series of informative conversations.

Each session will be led by members of the Montreal Institute for Palliative Care professional team. Our team has a wide range in expertise on caring with compassion, supporting family members, and managing illness.

This is an excellent forum to learn, exchange ideas, and connect with others who may have caregiving stories that resonate with your own.

These sessions are all FREE and will be conducted interactively online.

Next Session:

Family Caregivers and Palliative Care: Caring for Self When Caring for Others

Presented by Anita Mehta, RN, PhD, CFT

What this session will cover:

Family members are increasingly caring for chronically ill people at home. This care may sometimes consist of both physical and emotional challenges. It is not surprising that as a result, family caregivers often experience distress related to their experiences. They continue to place priority on their loved one, often at a cost to their own physical and mental health. It becomes difficult for them to recognize their need for self-care and the need to respect those needs.

This interactive session will focus on recognizing when caring for yourself becomes critical and will address the challenges of caring for someone while trying to balance care for yourself.

When:
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time:
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

How:
Registered participants will receive a link to participate via Zoom prior to the session

Registration:

Register using the link here or by contacting Nicole Lapointe: nlapointe@tdpcr.ca

All Sessions:

Topic Date Time
Family Caregivers and Advanced Care Planning Thursday January 21, 2021 5:00-6:30PM
Living and Palliative Care: Implications for Family Caregivers Thursday February 18, 2021 5:00-6:30PM
Family Caregivers and Palliative Care: Caring for Self When Caring for Others Thursday March 18, 2021 5:00-6:30PM
Transitions in Palliative Care: Symptom Management and Psychosocial Support Thursday April 15, 2021

5:00-6:30PM

What now?: Family Member Grief and Bereavement Thursday May 20th, 2021

5:00-6:30 PM

Family Support in Palliative Care: Helping Children Cope Thursday June 17th, 2021 5:00-6:30PM