The Hidden Cost of Caregiving

If you’re a caregiver, you’re providing a vital source of support to your loved one and this can be a very big job. While being a caregiver can be rewarding and is certainly beneficial for the patient, it also has some unique challenges.  It’s important that you look after yourself.

For this reason, the Heart Institute will be piloting a 6-week stress management class, designed specifically for caregivers. Some of the topics that will be covered are communication strategies, meditation and mindfulness, unhelpful thinking habits, self care and caregiver challenges.

  • Dates: January 14 – February 18, 2020 (every Tuesday for 6 weeks)
  • Time: 12-1:30 p.m. 
  • Location:University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON.

If you would like to register or for more information, please contact Esther Doucette at (613) 696-7390 or Linda Varas-Brule at (613) 696-7399.

For more caregiver resources and tips, please visit our Caregiver Resources page.