152017Aug

Access to Your Medical Records in Quebec

Your medical records document your medical history and care over time. These documents include “notes” from health care professionals who have provided treatment, prescribed or administered medicine, therapy or diagnostic tests as well as the test results, x-rays, other reports and observations. Quebec law allows you to access your medical records by making a formal…

152017Aug

Salon du proche aidant régional

 National Caregiver’s Week takes place each year in early  November.   This year L’APPUI Capitale-national pour les proches aidants d’aînés is organizing  a special  salon for caregivers on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The exact details have not yet  been released  but save the date and stay tuned for more details!

112017Aug

Health Care Coverage in Quebec

Quebec’s Health Insurance Plan is a public plan that gives all Quebecers access to free health care. The plan is managed by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (health insurance board), also known as the “RAMQ”. To learn more about this plan, please visit: http://www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca/en/citizens/health-insurance/healthcare/Pages/medical-services.aspx Everyone who is eligible for the Quebec Health Insurance Plan has a…

12017Aug

Popote Roulante

Bénévolat St-Sacrement offers meals on wheels service to those living in Saint-Sacrement and Haut-ville Quebec. Nutritious meals are delivered Monday to Friday between 11 am and 1 pm for a very reasonable price. To learn more, please call 418 681-7866.   http://popotes.org/sab/benevolat-st-sacrement

12017Aug

Occassional Respite Care for Caregivers-in-Need on Mondays

If you occassionally need a safe place to leave your loved one with dementia so you can go to a medical appointment or tend to some other urgent matter Le Centre de jour I’Intemporel http://www.societealzheimerdequebec.com/wp/nos-services/centre-de-jour-lintemporel/ offers “repite-dépannage” (respite help) on Mondays from 9:30 to 2:30 pm. Your loved one will be well looked after in your…

192017Jul

How to Protect Vulnerable Loved Ones

Caring Circle Café: Thursday, August 10, 2017 Topic: How to protect vulnerable loved ones If you are caring for an aging loved one, you won’t want to miss this interactive discussion with notary Laurence Martineau and social worker François Desmeules on how to protect vulnerable loved ones who are experiencing loss of autonomy. Come learn more…

52017Jul

Caregivers’ Lending Library at the Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre offers caregivers a chance to borrow items from our lending library free- of-charge. Resources include DVDs,  books, guides, inspirational readings, even  chilldren’s books all dealing with issues related to caring giving.  Here’s a list of  a few titles in our collection: Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul by J. Canfield. M.V. Hansen…