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  • Working Successfully with Home Care Services

    Family Caregiver Alliance

    Caregivers might decide to hire outside help when they realize that the older adult they are caring for needs more attention. The caregiver will in some way act as the care manager and communicate regularly with home care services to ensure optimal care for their loved one.

  • LGBT Caregiving: Frequently Asked Questions

    Family Caregiver Alliance

    Caring for an LGBT older adult can become difficult and you might have questions on ways to approach this new role. This resource is a guide that answers frequently asked questions by fellow caregivers who are also seeking advice from professionals. Read this resource for more information.

  • Caregiving 101: On Being a Caregiver

    Family Caregiver Alliance

    Caregiving can be a large responsibility. A caregiver may have to manage other roles alongside the care of their loved ones. Read this resource to learn the basics of caregiving and taking care of yourself.

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Hamilton, ON - August 30, 2017

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal now features patient decision aids to help support older adults and caregivers with important decisions involving health care. Learn more.

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