What caregivers need are accessible services for the person they are caring for, when they need them. Caregivers have told me they want access to services for themselves and the care recipient, not a pat on the back. This is the true meaning of recognition.
Laura Funk is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba who has studied issues of aging, unpaid and paid care work and health for over 18 years. Some of her current research focuses on how family carers living in Winnipeg, Manitoba navigate health and social care systems.
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