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