Caregiver story contest
Bayshore HealthCare offers some caregiving relief
The role of a family caregiver is deeply rewarding but at the same time it is tough and demanding, often leaving the caregiver feeling overwhelmed. Bayshore HealthCare is offering a double dose of relief for family caregivers from across the country. First of all, you are invited to share your story, and second, you could be one of three winners of $1000 worth of private home care services*. You may think you don't have time, but the minimum word count is only 150 words, and winners are chosen through a random electronic draw.
It's all about just sharing your story.
Use your story to share anything you think is relevant. Some suggestions are as follows:
- Tell people about a typical day. If your mornings alone are busy, you can talk about that.
- Tell people what you do for your parent(s). How do you provide care for them?
- Tell about your challenges. Is there one challenge that you find particularly hard to deal with? Are there several that add up?
- Do you feel you are appreciated?
- If you could get help with caregiving (perhaps even one particular task), what difference would that make to you?
A brief look at the contest rules
This contest is online only. Start here.
- Winners will be selected by an electronic draw, from all eligible entries received. The draw will be conducted by Bayshore HealthCare.
- The Contest is open only to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province of their residence at the time of contest registration.
- Limit one entry per person during the Contest period.
You can get much more details about the contest here.
Why tell your caregiving story?
Bayshore’s “Tell us your caregiving story” contest encourages informal / family caregivers to share their stories, struggles and memories. Bayshore wants to raise awareness for the approximately 8 million Canadian caregivers providing on-going care and comfort to a loved one. This caregiving takes an enormous toll on Canadian families.
Did you know?
- 33% of Canadians with parents 65 and older say their parents rely on them regularly for some kind of assistance, according to a CIBC poll from 2017.
- According to Statistics Canada, 77% of adult child caregivers provide care daily.
- Caregiving in Canada costs $1.3 billion in productivity annually, due to lost work time.
- The last time Statistics Canada gathered data (2012) there were 8 million caregivers in Canada, of which nearly 40% were providing care for their elderly mother or father.