National Caregiver Day

On National Caregiver Day, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) acknowledge the invaluable role that caregivers play in the healthcare system and communities. According to United Way East Ontario, caregivers provide approximately 75% of the care in Ontario by supporting family members, friends, or neighbours who are in need.

A caregiver is a family member, friend, or person of choice who provides care by offering personal, social, physical, and psychological care to a person living in our region, all without being paid. Considering that the healthcare system is under pressure, caregivers play a pivotal role in our community by ensuring access to quality care.

“It is extremely important to recognize the caregivers’ immense contribution in our region” states Normand Riopel, Warden of the UCPR. “They dedicate countless hours to ensure the well-being of their loved ones and actively contribute to improving the quality of life of our population.”

Caregivers represent 35% of the active Canadian population. In Ontario specifically, 3.3 million individuals act as caregivers.
Posted on 04/04/2023
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