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When caregivers need support

We're at your side and on your side

Alongside Caregiver Consulting in the Comox Valley provides professional, emotional and practical support to family members looking after a loved one with dementia. We truly want you to feel like you are not alone and that you have someone at your side and on your side through your caregiving journey. 

Alison van Schie, registered social worker and certified caregiver consultant
Alison van Schie, RSW
Certified Caregiver Consultant
and Registered Social Worker

Welcome. You may have found your way here because your loved one has just received a diagnosis of dementia and you are now a caregiver scrambling to figure out what this means or maybe you’re entrenched in your caregiving role, seeking perspective and assistance. Either way, you most likely did not ask or want to be a caregiver. Being thrust into this realm comes with many unknowns, which can be overwhelming, difficult and stressful and may leave you feeling isolated and alone.

That’s where Alongside Caregiver Consulting comes in. We can help you address the unknowns as we provide professional, emotional and practical support to family members looking after a loved one with dementia. We truly want you to feel like you are not alone, that you have someone at your side and on your side through your caregiving journey. The length of this journey is one of the unknowns and throughout the journey your role as a caregiver will intensify. Having Alongside Caregiver Consulting in the Comox Valley to help empower you as you navigate can lead to peace of mind and clarity, enhancing the journey for both you as the caregiver and your loved one.

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Providing Someone on Your Side

To help caregivers ask the right questions
To help caregivers move forward
To help with stress management
To help with spiritual needs

25+ Years Experience

To help identify appropriate resources
To provide clarity and a fresh perspective
To navigate the health care system
To help with family dynamics

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Understanding the Aging Mind

Alzheimer Society BC former volunteer
To stay current with Dementia Strategies
To help you face and make decisions
To help sort through the unknowns

What You Can Do

Our Caregiver Consulting Packages

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One Hour Session

Explore coping strategies, and provide focus and clarity on your current situation. This can be a one-time session or an as-needed session. Sessions will be tailored to your specific needs.

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Three One-Hour Sessions

Personalize the consultations based on your immediate need and formulate a wellness plan to build momentum to enhance your caregiving journey. Sessions will be tailored to your specific needs.

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Ten One-Hour Sessions

Customize the consultations based on your current challenges, and have the benefit of regular check-ins, while incorporating strategies to enhance your caregiving journey. Sessions will be tailored to your specific needs.