Caregiver Benefit Lends a Much Needed Helping Hand
Caregivers have been given the gift of time.
Changes to the Employment Insurance program take effect on December 3 and will give caregivers 15 weeks leave to help loved ones with critical illness or make arrangements for long-term care.
The Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development recently announced that family members who have to care for a loved one with a critical illness will get nearly four months off to provide care.
Jodie McDonald is the Executive Director of the Cowichan Family Caregivers Support Society says this new benefit is an example of heightened awareness around caregivers.