Welcome to the Dementia Caregiver Resilience Clinic at Providence Health Care.
Designed for caregivers of people with dementia, this St. Paul’s Hospital based clinic supports caregiver skill-building, education, and strengthening of self-care strategies through evidence-based group interventions (CARERS, Mindfulness Based Dementia Care) and/or individual sessions.
Our team includes a social worker, occupational therapist, and geriatric psychiatrists and is positioned within the Elder Care Clinic, allowing for integrated, comprehensive, and coordinated service alongside the care of the person with dementia.
The clinic supports caregivers to reduce risks to their own health and well-being, reduce distress, increase resilience, and improve the well-being of both the caregiver and the person with dementia through enhanced caregiver competence and confidence.
Dementia caregivers at moderate to high risk of emotional and functional impacts of caregiver distress are eligible for referral. The caregiver receives care for their own health and well-being once referred. Caregivers are defined as partners, family members, and friends who are providing regular support and care to people with dementia.