Caregivers

#YouAsked: What Should I Do To Be Prepared, Stay Healthy and Prevent the Spread of Illness from COVID-19?

#YouAsked: What Should I Do To Be Prepared, Stay Healthy and Prevent the Spread of Illness from COVID-19?

To get the most up-to-date information from reliable sources about COVID-19, we are sharing information that is taken directly from Health Canada (COVID-19: Be Prepared) and Government of Québec website (COVID-19). In order to be prepared, stay healthy and prevent the spread of illness from…

#YouAsked: “What Can a Dietitian Do for Me, How do I Find a Dietitian and are they Covered by Health Insurance?”

#YouAsked: “What Can a Dietitian Do for Me, How do I Find a Dietitian and are they Covered by Health Insurance?”

What Can a Dietitian Do for Me? Dietitians translate the science of nutrition into terms you can understand. They unlock food’s potential and support healthy living for their patients, clients, and communities.  Dietitians look beyond fads and gimmicks to deliver reliable, life-changing advice tailored to…

#YouAsked: “My child has an eating disorder. Where can I find help?”

#YouAsked: “My child has an eating disorder. Where can I find help?”

Eating disorders can involve rigid diets, bingeing on food in secret, throwing up after meals or obsessively counting calories. It’s not easy to watch someone you care about damage their health—especially when the solution appears, at least on the outside, to be simple. But eating…

How to Register for a Family Doctor & See a Doctor Immediately

How to Register for a Family Doctor & See a Doctor Immediately

Register for a family doctor accepting new patients by adding your name to the Québec Government’s centralized online GAMF tool.  If you need to see a doctor immediately, you can consult the online Same Day or Next Day Medical Consultation Tool.

#YouAsked: “What is Info-Santé and Info-Social?  And How Can it Help Me or My Loved Ones?”

#YouAsked: “What is Info-Santé and Info-Social? And How Can it Help Me or My Loved Ones?”

Info-Santé 811, option #1 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service that puts you in contact with a nurse in case of a non-urgent health issue.  The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone living in Québec can call Info-Santé…

#YouAsked: “Is it the Flu or Gastroenteritis? Should I Self-Treat, See a Doctor, or Go to the ER?”

#YouAsked: “Is it the Flu or Gastroenteritis? Should I Self-Treat, See a Doctor, or Go to the ER?”

The Santé et service sociaux Québec offers two great visuals, the Decision Assistant for the Flu and the Decision Assistant for Gastroenteritis.  These quick fact sheets provides information about the steps you can take and first response services you can count on when you need…

City Life MAtv Interview Of Danielle Lanyi, Executive Director of Connexions Resource Centre

City Life MAtv Interview Of Danielle Lanyi, Executive Director of Connexions Resource Centre

A recent interview with Danielle Lanyi, Executive Director at Connexions, and President of the Regional Access Committee for the Provision of health and Social Services in the English Language, as well as Sheilagh Murphy, Outaouais Representative on the Provincial Access Committee for the Provision of…

Non-Verbal Play on Elder Abuse – Wrap-Up & Resources Shared

Non-Verbal Play on Elder Abuse – Wrap-Up & Resources Shared

On Thursday October 17, we welcomed RECAA (Respecting Elders Communities Against Abuse) and their troop of actors for an afternoon of theatre to raise awareness about elder abuse. We had a great time and truly appreciated the opportunity to take part in a series of…

#YouAsked: “I am at Risk for Complications from the Flu. Where can I Get the Free Flu Vaccine?”

#YouAsked: “I am at Risk for Complications from the Flu. Where can I Get the Free Flu Vaccine?”

Under the Government of Québec’s Flu Vaccination Program, the flu vaccine is offered free of charge to people who are most at risk of developing serious complications from the flu. The program aims to reduce hospitalizations and mortality in people who are most at risk.…

#You Asked:  “I’m Feeling Overwhelmed at School and at Home, and I Really Need to Talk to Someone. Where Can I Find Help?”

#You Asked: “I’m Feeling Overwhelmed at School and at Home, and I Really Need to Talk to Someone. Where Can I Find Help?”

Asking for help can be hard, but you don’t have to face things alone. Reach out! If you need emotional support, or are feeling low or sad: Talk to someone you trust, like a family member, friend or a guidance counsellor. Call the Tel-jeunes Helpline…

#YouAsked “What is a Protection Mandate and how can it protect me?”

#YouAsked “What is a Protection Mandate and how can it protect me?”

The purpose of a protection mandate is to safeguard the interests of an incapacitated person and their family. A person is considered legally incapacitated when he is unable to make decisions or to act on his own behalf because of his health. Such a mandate…

#YouAsked: “My mother needs help with everyday housekeeping and meal preparation. Who offers these types of home care services?”

#YouAsked: “My mother needs help with everyday housekeeping and meal preparation. Who offers these types of home care services?”

Remue-Ménage de l’Outaouais provides a wide range of domestic support services such as housekeeping, meal preparation and home support. The services are offered to the general population and adapted to the needs of the elderly.  You can find more detailed information on their website or contact them at 819-778-2461 or by email at . You can also consult our napperon…

YouAsked: “What Should I Do If I Suspect Elder Abuse?”

YouAsked: “What Should I Do If I Suspect Elder Abuse?”

Elder abuse is real and it happens to many seniors.  It includes psychological or physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial or property abuse, negligence and violation of human rights.  And elder abuse is not always perpetrated by strangers. Over 90% of all reported abuse of seniors…

Information Session on Elder Abuse: Financial Fraud & Scams – Wrap-Up & Resources Shared

Information Session on Elder Abuse: Financial Fraud & Scams – Wrap-Up & Resources Shared

On Wednesday, June 12, we welcomed participants to our information session on Elder Abuse: Financial Fraud & Scams. The event began with a quick excerpt from the short documentary “A House Divided,” which portrays the emotional complexity of family relationships that can lead to abuse…

Let’s #GetLoud During Mental Health Week!

Let’s #GetLoud During Mental Health Week!

May 6 to 12 is Mental Health Week in Québec under the theme: #GetLoud About What Mental Health Really Is. We can all benefit from celebrating, promoting and recognizing the role that good mental health plays in living a full and meaningful life. So let’s #GetLoud…

#YouAsked: “I do not have a family doctor, how do I find one?”

#YouAsked: “I do not have a family doctor, how do I find one?”

You can find a family doctor who is accepting new patients, by adding your name to the Québec Government’s centralized online tool: Québec Family Doctor Finder (GAMF). To register, you must have a valid Québec health card and be aged 14 or older.  Because the…