Finding Help

Resources for Caregivers of Seniors in Manitoba
  1. Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
  2. Caregiving with Confidence
  3. Regional Health Authority Senior Services
  4. Manitoba Institute of Patient Safety

1. Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat

The Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat is part of the department of Health, Healthy Living and Seniors. It acts as a central point of contact for seniors, their family members and organizations.
Don't Miss: The publications page. You will want to have your own hard copy of A Guide For Caregivers. Order it. Read it. Fill it full of Post-It notes
Who Knew?  That there is a Seniors Information Line, an information and referral line for seniors, family members and caregivers and professionals working with seniors. In Winnipeg: 204-945-6565 Toll-free: 1-800-665-6565 Email: seniors@gov.mb.ca

2. Caregiving with Confidence (Formerly Rupert's Land Caregiver Services)

Description: Caregiving with Confidence is the non-profit organization that supports caregivers in Manitoba.
When you need someone to talk to, this is THE organization that will give you one-on-one personal support.
 Call (204) 452-9491 and talk to the caring, informed staff.  Email rlcs@mts.net

Services Offered:

Time-Out for Caregivers
Telephone Support
Information and Referral
Ring-A-Ride
Support Group for Caregivers: every second Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at 168 Wilton Street

NEW! Caregiving with Confidence has a 10 module online education program for Manitoba caregivers. Simply register to access this program.
Online Education Program Outline:

Advocacy, Finding Care, Providing Care, Living Arrangements, Safe and Secure, Family Relationships, Care for the Caregiver, Financial Planning, Legal Planning, End of Life Care

3. Regional Health Authority Senior Services


4. Safe To Ask Toolkit (Manitoba Institute of Patient Safety)

Description: The SAFE toolkit has information, tips and resources that can help people learn to be more involved in their healthcare.

 This site is about much more than safety. S.A.F.E. stands for Self-Advocacy for Everyone. It is full of information on how to advocate for yourself and others with our healthcare system. This site is essential for those who have been diagnosed with a serious illness.

Don't miss: The Safe to Ask Medication Card
Best Pages: (Read the summary and the full article)
   1. Know Your Patients Rights
   2. Choose Your Patient Advocate
   3. Know Your Healthcare Plan
   4. Access Your Medical Records 

Who Knew: That anyone can appoint a friend or family member to act as their Patient Advocate to help them navigate the system.
Be sure to complete the Patient Advocate Form.