The Caregiver Show

Oct 29 2022

Toronto Show

Ontario Science Centre | 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto

The Caregiver Show

Oct 29 2022

Toronto Show

Ontario Science Centre | 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto

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JUST THE FACTS

Caregivers list financial support as the most common type of support needed

In 2018, about 30% of caregivers who received support for their caregiving duties said that there was another kind of support they would have liked to have received in the past year.

Financial Support
Financial support, government assistance or tax credit
68%
Home care or support
40%
Information or advice
39%
Help from medical professionals
36%
Emotional support or counselling
35%
Occasional relief or respite care
30%
Volunteer or community services
26%
Other non-specified types of support
16%

Provided care and received insufficient support

Fair or poor mental health
23%
Most days are quite a bit or extremely stressful
36%
Dissatisfied with life
32%

Provided care and received sufficient support

Fair or poor mental health
15%
Most days are quite a bit or extremely stressful
21%
Dissatisfied with life
14%

Unmet caregiving support needs are associated with lower well-being

Caregivers who received insufficient support reported the lowest levels of well-being. In 2018, 32% of caregivers who received insufficient support said that they were dissatisfied with life, 36% reported that most days were quite a bit or extremely stressful, and 23% reported fair or poor mental health. These rates were significantly higher than those of all other groups, including those who didn’t provide care and caregivers who received sufficient support.

Wellbeing