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Support. Care. Knowledge.

Support

We provide personal and family consultations, workshops and information sessions, group support sessions, and specialized exercise classes.

Care

Our professional staff offer a wide variety of services to clients at all stages of the lifecycle, from children to seniors, and their loved ones.

Knowledge

We welcome calls for information and assistance - connecting with schools, workplaces and the community.

Caregiver Support

Parkinson's can impact the lives of families in powerful ways. We support families in understanding these health conditions and in developing coping strategies that help them care both for themselves and their affected loved ones. We serve families through individual consults by phone, email, or by appointment; and conduct workshops specially designed to address the family needs.  We also offer caregiver support groups, peer connections, quality resources, and community referrals.  Please contact us for information about what services and supports may suit your needs.

Family Cargivers’ Network

Visit the Family Caregivers' Network website here. Telephone: 250-384-0408.

We are truly grateful to family volunteers who have set up peer support groups locally. It can be magical what happens whenever people with a common experience come together to share and learn from one another. There are 2 local peer support groups for family members of those with Parkinson’s. Whether you consider yourself to be a caregiver, a care partner or a family member, we know that Parkinson’s can impact on the lives of loved ones as well. We also know that 24/7 responsibilities can put family at risk of burnout. Much has been written about the need for self care among all family who live with Parkinson’s. This is easier said than done, especially for natural caregivers who tend to focus on the needs of others before their own. Please contact us if you would like to be referred to either of the following groups:


Parkinson’s Care Partner Fellow Group

Meets on the third Friday afternoon of thev month in Victoria. This long standing group is a cherished source of support by many. Much appreciation goes to the dedicated caring volunteer facilitator and group founder, Monica Shepherd.


New Parky Partners Group

Meets on the last Wednesday afternoon of the month in Langford. Thanks to Barbara Warnock and Bev Patterson for launching this group in the Westshore.

 

Community Health Program – Island Health Region

The Community Health Program provides a variety of clinical staff and supportive services to enable individuals with health-related problems to remain independent in their own homes. Individuals living at home on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and other communities in BC, as well as hospitalized individuals outside the South Island area, who require health care services in their home, are initially assessed by a Registered Nurse from the Central Intake program. Anyone in the community can refer to Central Intake by calling the General Inquiries Line at 250-388-2273, 1-888-533-2273. Individuals in South Vancouver Island hospitals who require continuation of health care services in their home upon discharge are assessed at the bedside by a Home and Community Care Hospital Case Manager. Hospital clinical staff will refer individuals to the Case Manager. Potential services include: home support bathing and dressing as well as respite care, adult day programs and care facility services.