May 2022: The Caregivers Nova Scotia Beacon Newsletter Spring/Summer 2022 is here!
February 2022: New research by economist Dr. Janet Fast and Jacquie Eales was released. The statistics indicate that the annual economic value of caregivers in Canada is $97.1 billion! Learn more on the Research on Aging Policies and Practice website.
December 2021: The Caregivers Nova Scotia Beacon Newsletter Fall/Winter 2021 is here!
October 2021: Mi'kmaq History Month is celebrated. Watch a short video here.
June 30, 2021: Health Canada released the report called Home and Community-based Palliative Care: Shaping the Future from Lessons Learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
June 28, 2021: Eligibility Expanded for Caregiver Benefit Program
May 2021: Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte, provides an update on a one-time payment for older seniors.
May 2021: The Caregivers Nova Scotia Beacon Newsletter Spring/Summer 2021 is here!
April 2021: Philips Respironics Medical Device recall notification. Check to see if your Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiLevel PAP) devices, and/or Mechanical Ventilators are affected by this recall.
November 2020: Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), Dr. Theresa Tam, has released her latest report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2020: From Risk to Resilience: An equity approach to COVID-19. In her report, Dr. Tam discusses why a health equity approach is critical for pandemic preparedness, response and recovery. The report also highlights the need to act collectively across society. We can and are all doing our part, by taking care of one another.
May 1, 2020: The Caregivers Nova Scotia Beacon Newsletter Spring/Summer 2020 is here!
January 2020: Together with the University of Alberta: Research on Aging Policies and Practice (RAPP) and AGE-WELL, Caregivers Nova Scotia Association is happy to promote two NEW infographic fact sheets. Caregivers in Nova Scotia: impact of caregiving on well-being and Caregivers in Nova Scotia: economic costs and contributions. These sheets highlight information on unpaid family and friend Caregivers in our province and illustrate the staggering impacts of caregiving.
December 12, 2019: The Caregivers Nova Scotia Beacon Newsletter Fall/Winter 2019 is here!
May 23, 2019: Words Matter: The Language of Family Caregiving is an editorial published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. It was conceived and designed by Nathan M. Stall, MD and Angus Campbell. The article discusses why using appropriate language to describe family and friend caregivers is so important.
April 2019: What We Heard Report: Informing a dementia strategy for Canada - Following the enactment of the National Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Act, the Public Health Agency of Canada sought to further understand the impacts of dementia in Canada by engaging six stakeholder groups which included family/friend caregivers. Executive Director Angus Campbell was invited to attend the National Dementia Conference as part of this stakeholder engagement, and to represent caregivers in Nova Scotia and ensure their voices were heard. This report summarizes the ideas and perspectives that were raised.
April 13, 2019: With a looming aging crisis, who is helping the caregivers? This Globe and Mail article looks at challenges, supports, and opportunities for caregivers and families across the country. Caregiving organizations and their programs are highlighted, including Caregivers Nova Scotia. Angus Campbell is interviewed.
November 16, 2018: Many doctors don't trust caregivers, but here's why they should: Dr. Brian Goldman
November 15, 2018: Caregivers vital to health-care system but often untrained and unsupported: report. Read The Change Foundation's Spotlight on Caregivers Report here.
November 6, 2018: Largely unrecognized role of youth caregivers illuminated in new study. This article interviews a few of the researchers and describes the study in detail. There is a link to the study itself in the Journal of Adolescence at the end of the article.
July 2018: The medicalization of caregiving is Angus Campbell's latest article for The Chronicle Herald's Senior Living section. This article originally appeared in print and online in July 2018.
June 2018: All these medications! is Angus Campbell's latest installment for the Chronicle Herald's Senior Living section. This article originally appeared in print and online in June 2018.
May 28, 2018: In an interview on CIOE 97.5 FM, Angus Campbell talks with Charlene Pickrem of Pick Empowerment about CNS's programs and services, and how we help family and friend caregivers to live well in their homes and communities.
May 2018: Caregivers Nova Scotia launches Transitions in Adult Care is Angus Campbell's latest article for The Chronicle Herald's Senior Living section. This article originally appeared in print and online in May 2018. Visit our Transitions in Adult Care module here.
April 2018: National Advance Care Planning Day is Angus Campbell's latest installment for The Chronicle Herald's Senior Living section. This article originally appeared in print and online in April 2018.
March 2018 - Managing Caregiver Stress is Angus Campbell's latest article for The Chronicle Herald's Senior Living section. This article originally appeared in print and online in March 2018.
January 2018: Ms. Understood: The Heart & Stroke 2018 Heart Report focuses on why we still struggle to untangle and apply new knowledge about women and heart disease, and why some women — Indigenous women, ethnically diverse women, women living in poverty, and women in remote and rural locations — often face even greater inequities.
December 2017 - Practical Gifts for Caregivers is Angus Campbell's latest article for The Chronicle Herald's Senior Living Section. This article originally appeared in print and online in December 2017.
August 30, 2017: Caregivers in Distress: A Growing Problem - This report, produced by the Office of the Seniors Advocate in British Columbia takes an in-depth look at caregivers and caregiver distress in BC. This follows their 2015 report Caregivers in Distress: More Respite Needed, and paints a similar picture.
April 27, 2017: Media Release. Caregivers Nova Scotia Association applauds new supports announced for family and friend caregivers in Ontario. To read the full announcement from the province of Ontario, click here.
April 2017: The Hidden Male Caregiver This article from the American Association of Retired Persons discusses the growing number of male caregivers and the different supports they need.
April 10, 2017: More training for unpaid caregivers needed, says support [organization]. CNS Executive Director Angus Campbell, and caregiver Mary Frances Chisholm are interviewed.