Training and Caregiver Role Management Tools

This page contains information about and links to tools that you can use to manage areas of your caregiving role that are not specifically related to the daily care tasks you need to complete. It includes some financial and communication tools.

Finances

Caregiver Tax Deductions & Credits

Canada Caregiver Credit - If you support a spouse or common-law partner, or a dependant with a physical or mental impairment, the Canada caregiver credit (CCC) is a non-refundable tax credit that may be available to you. The CCC combines three previous credits: the caregiver credit, the family caregiver credit, and the credit for infirm dependants age 18 or older.

Communications

With Health Care Professionals

The following articles from HealthLinkBC can help you communicate better with the health care professionals involved in caring for the senior in your care.

With the Senior Who Has Specific Conditions

In this section, you can find articles to help you communicate better with seniors who have specific conditions that might impair communication skills.