Here for you. Rupert's Land Caregiver Services

I heard a story the other day about Gayle, a woman who contacted Rupert's Land Caregiver Services for help. Her husband, Warren, loved to walk their dog Taffy, but as his dementia progressed Gayle became increasingly concerned that he might become confused in the neighbourhood. Rupert's Land found a solution. John, one of their wonderful volunteers, was willing to accompany the two. Their walks continued for many months. Warren and John enjoyed each other's company. Taffy got her exercise and was happy to spend time with her master and his friend. Gayle had some time to herself knowing Warren and Taffy were safe and happy.
When Gayle had her initial meeting with Rupert's Land Caregiver Services, she asked why her name rather than her husband's was written on the file. The answer was, “There are other supports for your husband. We're not here for him. We're here for you. "
Rupert's Land Caregiver Services is a non-profit organization located in Winnipeg.
Services Offered
·         Time-out for Caregivers: A volunteer trained as a respite companion comes to the home for a few hours so the family caregiver can have a break
·         Telephone Support: Providing information, support and encouragement for caregivers
·         Ring-A-Ride: Assisted transportation for caregivers and recipients anywhere in the city limits by prior arrangement. Note: Ring-a-Ride users must live within postal codes, R3L, R3M, R3N, R3P, and part of R3T.
·         Support Group for Caregivers: Rupert’s Land Caregiver Services hosts a support group every second Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at 168 Wilton Street.
·         Information & Referral: A resource bank of information about services not available through Rupert's Land Caregiver Services
For more information call RLCS at 452-9491

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