Last week was Caregivers' Week, and we posted a number of valuable resources on our Facebook Page.

As we recognize that not everyone uses Facebook, we are sending the resources out by email as well so that everyone may benefit.

If you do use Facebook and have not already liked our page, please consider doing so (, so that you can stay up-to-date on all of our information as we move to have a greater online presence during these difficult times.

PR Hospice Society
Caregiving from a Distance

" Caring for someone from a distance can be just as stressful as or even more stressful than being there. Long-distance caregivers may not be on-site…but they could be busy in their role as care managers --locating and coordinating services, negotiating with the care receiver, health care providers and family members, delegating tasks, making decisions."

Download the PDF Caregiving from a Distance for tips on how to stay connected from a distance (from Family Caregivers of BC). 
Caregiver Statistics

A ccording to Statistics Canada, family caregivers in BC represent 28% of our population. The majority are women and 60% are employed. For every hour of paid care being received, family caregivers are doing 10 hours of unpaid care.

More information can be found here.
Mindfulness and Gentle Chair Yoga

A great resource for helping caregivers with their own self care.

Additional Resources from Family Caregivers of BC

Family Caregivers of BC offer a series of resources, including a podcast, videos and a lending library. Here are two to try:


FREE self-paced course titled, ‘Staying Healthy While Caregiving’:
How Family Caregivers of BC Can Help You

Family Caregivers of BC have a toll-free support line.
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

How PRHS Can Help You

If you are a caregiver, or know one, our volunteers are available by phone to listen and to provide support.

For more information on our regular monthly support group (temporarily paused):
Connect With Us!
PO Box 33 Powell River, BC V8A 4Z5