Caregiving with Confidence provides a variety of services to caregivers and their loved ones that live in their own homes within the City of Winnipeg.All the services provided by Caregiving with Confidence are done with the assistance of trained volunteers. Each volunteer is carefully selected and must have a clear Police Check to ensure they are safe to work with vulnerable older adults.
We strive to match our volunteers with our clients and provide continuity however it cannot be guaranteed that the same volunteer will be available for every requested visit.
Time Out for Caregivers
This respite program provides the caregiver with some relief by allowing them to take a break from their caregiving duties. A volunteer will come to the home for a visit and provide companionship to the client while the caregiver can stay at home and rest or get out into the community.
It is important for caregiver to get some time to recharge their batteries to ensure they are taking care of their own health to help them manage the stress of caregiving.
Our volunteers do not perform any housekeeping duties, personal care, medical interventions or overnight respite.
While we understand that caregiving duties may not allow some of our clients the ability to attend programs in the community the telephone support program allows us to connect with caregivers at a distance.
A phone call to provide encouragement, information and support can help a caregiver feel as though they are not alone in their journey.
Often with aging there are many loses including the loss of independence through the inability to drive. This program helps older adults in the community get to appointments and social outings with the help of a volunteer driver.
Clients must be able to transfer on their own, we are not able to provide transportation to clients with wheelchairs. There is a one time administrative fee of $20.00 to become a Ring-A-Ride client. We ask that a flat fee of $10.00 (subject to change) be given to the volunteer for the use of their vehicle and gas. Clients are also responsible for paying any additional parking or related fees.
*Ring-A-Ride program users must live within postal codes R3L,R3M,R3N,R3P and R3T.
Caregivers may feel alone in their journey and the opportunity to discuss their journey with others allows them share ideas and support to each other.
This group meets bi-weekly and is facilitated by a volunteer. It is an open discussion where caregivers can share their experiences in a safe environment among other caregivers.
While the caregiving role is rewarding it can be equally challenging both mentally and physically. Caregiving with Confidence staff provide callers with the necessary information to help navigate their journey.