CHAUDIÈRE-APPALACHES

 

Special edition

 

April 2020

 

 

TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING CONFINEMENT

In these difficult times, confinement is necessary, and we understand that. Nonetheless, its affects on your physical and mental health are not to be ignored: anxiety, lack of exercise, frustration... As a caregiver, you may also be concerned about the well-being of your loved one who is not with you. A combination of easy and accessible daily actions described below may help ease your mind. Do not hesitate to draw inspiration from them, and if your loved one’s condition permits, share these solutions with them, so that together you can get through this situation in the best way possible.

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PRACTICAL TIP - SHOULD YOU DECONTAMINATE YOUR GROCERIES?

To this day, Health Canada has not reported any case of COVID19 transmission through food; at the present time, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food or its packaging. There is therefore no need to panic. Washing your groceries before storing them might not be necessary

However, if cleaning your groceries reassures you, here are a few methods to consider.

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NEED ADVICE?

To respond to your needs for information and provide supportive and customized listening during this Covid-19 period, our Caregiver Support service (SIA) is now open 7 days a week, from 8 am to 8 pm.

SERVICES

Although the services provided have changed, help is still available. Contact Caregiver Support to find out more.

By phone: 1 855 852-7784

By email: info-aidant@lappui.org

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ANXIETY

First, what is involuntary separation?

As a caregiver, you may feel stressed about the confinement period. What can you do to restore your calm?

Here are our tips

A WORD FROM YOUR REGIONAL APPUI

In these difficult times related to the COVID-19, the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Chaudière-Appalaches has provided its clientele with tools to take care of themselves, children, seniors and the community. For more information, see the News (in French) on this subject.

 

WHAT'S PLAYING?

 

Generally speaking, and more so in these difficult times, it is important to take care of ourselves. Your role as a caregiver is a very demanding one but you have the right to treat yourself to a bit of enjoyment. Here is our motley selection of shows, series, documentaries and movies for you to refresh your mind and body.

  • On Club Illico

Two is a family (Hugo Gelin, 2017)

Omar Sy plays Samuel, a carefree bachelor sees his life turned upside-down when a former one-night stand shows up with their daughter before running away. The movie shows the strong bond between a father and his daughter. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll love it!

The Good Place (Michael Schur, 2016)

A series in which the protagonist finds herself by mistake in heaven and tries to earn her place. A feel-good series!

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WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2009, L’Appui pour les proches aidants d’aînés strives to improve the quality of life of caregivers of seniors, lighten their daily workload and ensure that they take full advantage of the resources at their disposal.

We have a strong presence throughout Quebec, thanks to 17 regional Appui offices and a specific agreement for the Cree Territory of James Bay. Each regional office supports local organizations promoting caregivers’ well-being and providing services adapted to their needs.

Each region manages its own fund and invests in a variety of direct services for caregivers of older adults.

 

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