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Respite for caregivers
Victorian Order of Nurses
Caring for an elderly or incapacitated family member in the home can be a challenge.
The Victorian Order of Nurses created the Family Respite Centre to give caregivers a break. Families can bring their relatives to a day or overnight program at the Centre where music therapy, baking and other activities are offered to engage visitors. By giving families a much-needed break, VON hopes to encourage people to keep family members in their home.
Vancouver Foundation supported this worthy endeavor, because everyone benefits when families stay connected.
(Originally aired: 2007)