ReCharge is a free 18-hour technical course designed to support caregivers and provide them with necessary tools, resources, and techniques to help them take care of their loved ones.
The role of a caregiver is often challenging and complex and ReCharge offers hands-on training given by qualified experts and community workers. Through a new funding partnership with APPUI pour les proches aidants d’aînés, ARC will be delivering ReCharge courses throughout the Montérégie region.
The Montérégie region has one of the highest population growths in Quebec. The number of seniors in the Montérégie is expected to increase by 244,000 over the next 15 years. This increase in the senior population will put enormous pressure on the health care network and this will have an impact on individual home caregivers. Given these facts and the lack of available English caregiver resources, ReCharge aims to:
Provide English-speaking caregivers in the Montérégie region with preventative interventions that address both clinical and psychosocial skills in their everyday tasks
Increase the awareness of local resources and support organizations accessible to English-speaking natural caregivers in the Montérégie; particularly those who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s
Through diverse evaluative approaches we are able to measure the impact of the ReCharge workshops on the participants. Below are some of the findings we would like to share:
The majority of participants do consider themselves a caregiver and feel they need help and support in fulfilling this role.
100% of ReCharge participants stated that the program increased their skills and confidence as a caregiver, and that their expectations of the program were filled.
“This class has made a big improvement in my life as a caregiver and as a person.” – ReCharge participant
“ A class like this makes you feel like you are not alone, and it gave me tools to deal with stress, health prevention and resources to assist my loved one”
– ReCharge participant
The majority of the participants stated that the program changed their perspective on their role as a caregiver. It helped them see the importance of self-care so that they are strong and more balanced to take better care of their loved ones.
“Yes! I came in knowing nothing, knowing of no resources for caregivers. Now I am so much more knowledgeable and informed. I was given all the tools to be able to navigate myself to find help-for my loved one.” – ReCharge participant
“There was a lot of helpful information and it helped me to recognize that I should also take care of myself.” – ReCharge participant
Information and Registration
For more information or to register please contact:
APPUI offers Caregiver Support, a free and confidential phone consultation, information and referral service for the caregivers of older adults, as well as friends and family, practitioners and health care professionals.
1 855 852-7784 firstname.lastname@example.org
The provincial program, Biblio-Aidants, was developed by the Québec Public Library Association to respond to growing number of caregivers in Quebec seeking support. Each Biblio-Aidants booklet contains a list of organizations that can help you, a selection of relevant websites and reading suggestions. There are 15 thematic booklets that are available free of charge: http://biblioaidants.ca/en/index.php