If every caregiver took one week off, our care systems would collapse before noon on the very first day. Maybe even earlier.
The sustainability of our health care and social systems relies on caregivers and care providers, but they have reached a breaking point. Make no mistake: we are in the middle of a caregiving crisis and care can’t wait.
One in four Canadians is currently a caregiver, and one in two will be one at some point in their life. Regardless of your age, health, ability, or circumstances, you may find yourself among the growing number of Canadians taking care of others. It is something we all need to care about.
Having a full-time job is challenging enough for most people — but add in a friend or relative who depends on you for their care, and the workload...