Support for natural caregivers

Who is a natural caregiver?

Natural caregivers are usually the children or spouse, and sometimes a neighbour, who helps the individual affected with a loss of autonomy or who is experiencing difficulties with daily living. It is not about volunteer help but more the involvement of family or friends.

Services offered by the CLSC:

  • Provide financial support to the family or loved ones allowing them a respite to reduce fatigue, exhaustion or the effects of the different stresses related to their lives.
  • Support the family or loved ones through organised support groups.
  • Provide respite outside the home through places available in temporary housing resources or organisations with a respite mission, or respite at home through organisations with a mission to provide respite at home.


To obtain these services

Communicate with the reception services nearest you.