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Family caregiving is a growing trend in Canada, as families try to avoid health care costs and keep loved ones close to home. Here is a look at caregiving in Canada, the costs associated, and the effects on families, particularly relating to caring for elderly loved ones. 

Stats about adult children caring for parents

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Some stats caregivers need to know

Ontario caregivers of elderly relatives with dementia can get financial support for 90 days of respite care per year.

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Broad statistics cross Canada (2017)

Infographics on caregiving in Canada

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Percentage caring for parents

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Caregiving in Canada: the costs

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Canadian adults contributing to parents' care

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56% of family caregivers are women

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8% of all Canadians receive some form of care at home

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9% of home care recipients identify aging needs as reasons for getting care

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Home care companies

Richmond Heights Health Clinic and Home Care  

10520 Yonge Street, Unit 4, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 3C7

Richmond Heights Health Clinic & Home Care, provides compassionate 24 hour personalized senior care services with bonded, registered & licensed Nurses / RPN's, in your home, hospital, rehab, LTC & retirement communities.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

In-Home Assisted Living Inc.  

2 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 3A1

In-Home Assisted Living offers caregivers and nurses to help seniors and people with medical challenges to remain living in their own home with safety and comfort. Also ask about our hospital bedside support.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

Nurse For Care  

2390 Eglinton Avene East, Suite #224, Toronto, Ontario, M1K 2P5

Nurse for All offers medical and non-medical care support for people of all ages & needs in the GTA, Ontario, Alberta, BC, Nova Scotia at home, hospital, retirement home or long-term care facility.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

Take It Easy Care Inc.   

Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge, Whitby, Oshawa, Ontario, .

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We believe in tailoring our services to meet their unique needs, recognizing that no two individuals are the same. Whether it's medical care, companionship, or assistance

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Home Care

Sources and further reading

1CIBC poll, April 2017

Statistics Canada: Portrait of caregivers

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