We need to start caring for caregivers @TorontoStar

Toronto News: The Toronto Star published an excellent article on January 21, 2016 worth sharing. As a client of West Toronto Support Services, you already understand how essential these services are to family care and the importance of our caregivers.

We encourage you to click on the link above and read the entire article. Here are some key quotes:

“Of course we have always cared for one another. It’s what families, friends and neighbours do. It’s what I did during my parents’ last years, and it’s what almost everyone I know has been, is, or expects to be doing. The difference now is that the demand for care is threatening to outstrip families’ capacity to continue meeting the demand. Families are smaller, more geographically separated and, thanks to higher rates of divorce and remarriage, relationships are more ambiguous.”

“Caregivers and care work is an essential component of family, community and our national well-being. As our population ages, disability rates continue to increase and our health and continuing care sectors continue to face growing pressures, it will be essential that we understand, recognize and support caregivers and their work.”

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