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 caregivers with some relief by allowing them to take a break from their caregiving duties. A volunteer will come for a home visit to allow the caregiver to take a break while connecting the older adult through friendship.
It is important for caregivers to be able to recharge their batteries by taking a rest, getting out into the community, or reconnecting with friends and family to ensure they are taking care of their own health in order to help manage the care of the loved one.
Our volunteers do not perform any housekeeping duties, personal care, medical interventions or overnight respite.
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, social outings and more with the help of a volunteer driver. All volunteers are screened to ensure client safety, and all clients must be independently mobile (ambulatory).
*Ring-A-Ride program users must live independently and live within the postal codes R3L, R3M, R3N, R3P and R3T.
Donations are requested to help support this program.
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.
Volunteers make regular pre-scheduled phone calls to provide encouragement, information and support to help caregivers feel as though they are not alone in the journey.
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.