Caregiver Support During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Caregivers are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Community South West Region Pandemic Planning Table recognizes the increased strain and challenges of caregiving during this time. Below, you will find a one-stop shop of information and resources to support caregivers in Grey Bruce, Huron Perth, London Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin.

Information and Resources for Caregivers

Staying Safe at Home

Long Term Care, Retirement Home or Private Residence


Caregiving from a distance is hard. Caregiving from a distance during COVID-19 is even more daunting. There are things that you can do to help the person you are caring for from a physical distance. Tips for Caregivers - Updated December 2020




Considering Moving a Resident from Long Term Care or Retirement Home


The decision to move a resident from Long Term Care or Retirement Home may be considered by some during COVID-19. There are important considerations to think about in order to make a decision on what to do. Tips for Caregivers - Updated December 2020




When the Person You are Caring for Gets Ill and/or Needs to Self-Isolate


With the changes in services and visiting restrictions in the hospital, caregivers are concerned what will happen if the person they are caring for becomes ill. Planning ahead and knowing what information and services are available is critical. Tips for Caregivers - Updated December 2020




When the Caregiver Gets Ill and/or Needs to Self-Isolate


Caregivers are concerned what is going to happen to the person they are caring for if they get ill during the pandemic. Planning ahead and knowing what information and services are available is critical. Tips for Caregivers - Updated December 2020





Caregiving From a Social/Physical Distance

Long Term Care, Retirement Home or Private Residence


Caregiving from a distance is hard. Caregiving from a distance during COVID-19 is even more daunting. There are things that you can do to help the person you are caring for from a physical distance. Tips for Caregivers - Updated December 2020




Considering Moving a Resident from Long Term Care or Retirement Home


The decision to move a resident from Long Term Care or Retirement Home may be considered by some during COVID-19. There are important considerations to think about in order to make a decision on what to do. Tips for Caregivers - Updated December 2020




When the Person You are Caring for Gets Ill and/or Needs to Self-Isolate


With the changes in services and visiting restrictions in the hospital, caregivers are concerned what will happen if the person they are caring for becomes ill. Planning ahead and knowing what information and services are available is critical. Tips for Caregivers - Updated December 2020




When the Caregiver Gets Ill and/or Needs to Self-Isolate


Caregivers are concerned what is going to happen to the person they are caring for if they get ill during the pandemic. Planning ahead and knowing what information and services are available is critical. Tips for Caregivers - Updated December 2020





If you need more information or support

Contact your local Community Support Services through central intake:

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The Ontario Caregiver Organization 

Questions or Comments?

Let us know if you have suggestions for information or resources that would be helpful.

Please contact: Cheryl.McDonald@sjhc.london.on.ca

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