Caregiver Guide & Video Series

caregiver-guide-coverThe Caregiver Guide is a handbook, co-designed by caregivers and healthcare providers to support caregivers. Combining research, caregiver advice, and important information from healthcare providers, the guide aims to give caregivers a sense that they are not alone.

The Guide includes a list of local resources, caregiving information and tips all grouped under the following six chapters:

  • Who is a Caregiver?
  • Wellness
  • Changing and Balancing Roles
  • Advocacy and Health System Navigation
  • Navigating Financial and Legal Issues
  • Preparing for the Future

The Guide is being distributed in the Huron-Perth Counties by the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, North Perth Family Health Team, STAR Family Health, ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services, South West LHIN Home & Community Care for Huron Perth, and the Alzheimer Society of Perth County.

You can download the handbook below or access it at

There’s more! A video series has been developed as a complement to the guide. The series features caregivers and healthcare providers as they share their experience. See the videos below:

1. Who is a Caregiver & Caregiver Resources and Tools

2. Wellness

3. Changing and Balancing Roles

4. Advocacy and Health System Navigation

5. Navigating Financial and Legal Issues

6. Preparing for the Future


Becoming a #caregiver can be an overwhelming and confusing experience, but knowledge is power. The Caregiver Wishlist discusses some of the things you can expect, and some of the things you can do to make your experience a little less stressful: