Care Planning

Lost and Found: Revelations from a life counseling caregivers

This session is intended for Caregivers, Professionals, Members of the General Public

It’s hard to understand the caregiver journey unless you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.

Most people can only see the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the depths of a caregiver’s colorful life. Beneath the surface, there is a world of emotional, spiritual and daily living challenges that millions of family caregivers navigate as they support a loved one or friend.

In an exclusive TCN webcast, Lucy Barylak, a family caregiver expert, social worker, and counsellor, with more then 25 years of experience, will reveal new insights into the life and mind of the caregiver…

-How do I move through insurmountable challenges?
-I feel like I’m at the end of my rope, what should I do?
-I‘m trying to balance my family, my life, and my work. Help.

These are just some of the more pressing questions and concerns Lucy will address as she guides us through the caregiving wilderness.

Join the conversation.

  1. Mark Stolow is the President of The Caregiver Network. He co-founded the organization in 2004 and has helped to grow it into the largest tele-learning Network in Canada in support of family caregivers. Over the last 15 years he has helped to shape the Canadian caregiver agenda through policy and program development, research, and breakthrough communications initiatives. His work has been recognized for innovation by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, one of Canada’s leading philanthropic organizations. Mark is also the owner of Watershed Media and works with an award winning team of creatives and producers to find unconventional solutions to real life challenges. As a social marketer, he develops and integrates marketing concepts with other new media approaches to influence behaviors that benefit individuals and communities for the greater social good.

  1. Lucy Barylak has a Master’s degree in Social Work from McGill University. She is presently working as a consultant for the University Affiliated Centre of the CSSS Cavendish. Lucy is responsible for the coordination of research, teaching, leadership, publishing, and transference of knowledge for Caregiver Support, Mental Health for the Elderly, Prevention and Health Promotion for the Elderly, Elder Abuse and Palliative Care. As well, Lucy manages the Innovative Practice Grant program for CREGES, a research centre for excellence in social gerontology. In addition to these responsibilities, she is on the steering committee of the Canadian Caregiver Coalition, which is involved in policy change at the federal level. She is involved in various research projects and has published numerous articles related to caregiving issues. She has lectured at several Universities and Colleges on innovative approaches to caregiving and presents annually at international and national gerontology conferences.

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