These resources help you on your journey to provide caregiver support in the Comox Valley. We will be updating this page with new resources over time. Please check back to find more helpful links or contact Alongside Caregiver Consulting.
A caregiving community. They care for you as you care for family and friends through their blogs and daily chats. Caregiving.com provides support before, during and after caregiving. If you check out this website full of resources, and are interested in becoming a certified caregiver consultant yourself, contact Alongside Caregiver Consulting for caregiver support in the Comox Valley.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is part of a national federation that provides information, resources, brochures and publications on Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. They provide dementia education and supports including the First Link® Dementia Helpline (see below) and the Minds in Motion® program which is a fitness and social program for people experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and a friend, family member or care partner.
First Link (Alzheimer’s BC) 1-800-936-6033
The First Link® Dementia Helpline 1-800-936-6033 is for anyone affected by dementia, whether professionally or personally. Helpline staff and volunteers give people the support they need, when they need it.
A non-profit, charitable organization. Their comprehensive website provides information on Advance Care Planning, Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Health Care Consents, End-of-Life Planning, Adult Guardianship, Preventing Abuse, etc. as well as operating a registry for documents
An app that makes it simple to organize information, monitor health and coordinate with healthcare providers. CareZone has features like a journal, a calendar and contacts to help make it easier to care for yourself, your loved one and your family
Emergency Phone Numbers
Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1‑888-494-3888
Available 24 hours a day for your support.
Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL): 604-437-1940 or Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940
7 days a week (excluding holidays), 8am to 8pm
(Language interpretation is available Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.)
TTY Teletype for the deaf who have access to TTY equipment: 604-428-3359 or toll free 1-855-306-1443
Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) is a province wide confidential line that is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them to talk to a trained intake worker about abuse or mistreatment, receive information and support about issues that impact the health and well being of an older adult.