A family caregiver is a person – family member, friend, neighbour - who provides important personal, social, psychological and physical support, assistance and care, usually without pay, for people in need of support due to frailty, illness, degenerative disease, disability, or end of life circumstances.
A family caregiver doesn’t have to be living with the person they are supporting.
A family caregiver doesn’t have to be related.
A family caregiver can be any age.
A family caregiver can provide support and care for short periods of time (e.g., days) or for extended periods of time (e.g., years).
Family caregivers can face challenges and obstacles while trying to care for their family and friends. The purpose of this survey is to help us to better understand your experience as a family caregiver so that we can better support you and improve your experience. The terms “family caregiver” and “caregiver” are used interchangeably.
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