At Teva Canada, we’re committed to caring for caregivers.

  • At Teva Canada,we’re committed to caring for caregivers.

If you’re a family member or friend providing unpaid care to a loved one with a physical, cognitive or mental health condition, then you’re a caregiver—a vital resource, a critical healthcare partner and an individual with your own needs.

At Teva, our goal is to help everyone live to their fullest potential. That includes recognizing the millions of Canadians like you, who do the tireless, everyday work of providing care—we want to help you with your own needs, including health challenges, as you help your loved one.1

Caregiver resources from Teva

We’ve made the following resources available as printable downloads. Just click on the title to download the document:

Handbook My Caregiver Handbook

Download this booklet for tips that will help you navigate your healthcare system more easily and efficiently—and take care of yourself and your loved one in an optimal way.

Tracking My Support Network Tracking My Support Network

To help you track your support network, and share the information with your pharmacist, download and fill in this worksheet.

Caregiver Self-Assessment Caregiver Self-Assessment

Download this self-assessment form to keep track of any possible signs of burnout or fatigue—because you have to take care of yourself, too!

My Pharmacy Checklist My Pharmacy Checklist

Download this checklist form that will help you prepare a list of the health conditions and treatments of the person in your care—which you can then share with your pharmacist.

Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Caregivers Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Caregivers

Are you a caregiver for someone who has multiple sclerosis? Download this handbook to get practical advice on being a healthy care partner.

Find a pharmacy that is ready to care for you

Throughout Canada, a number of pharmacies have received accredited training to help offer support to caregivers. These pharmacies can help you on your care journey, to strengthen your relationship with your pharmacist, and to find networks of support.

Check out the map below to find a pharmacy that has been trained to help support caregivers.

PLEASE NOTE: The below map is provided as a courtesy to indicate pharmacies that have voluntarily completed training to support caregivers. Because this is a relatively new initiative, you may not yet have a caregiver-friendly pharmacy in your area. Feel free to share this website with your pharmacist and encourage them to consider becoming a caregiver-friendly pharmacy.

National and provincial resources

Choose from the following resources for caregivers.

  • Canadian Abilities Foundation

    An online guide with a wide range of resources, including an online magazine, Caregiver Solutions, and more.

  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

    CHPCA is the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada, advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada. They provide resources to family caregivers.

  • Canadian Virtual Hospice

    Canada’s largest repository of information on palliative and end-of-life care for patients, family caregivers, healthcare providers, researchers and educators. The website provides discussion forums and professional advice free of charge.

  • Caregiving Matters

    An internet-based registered charity offering education and support to family caregivers.

  • Carers Canada

    Carers Canada embodies and reinforces the national and international movements to ensure that carers are recognized by and included in social policy.

  • Huddol

    An online community dedicated to all topics caregiving and health. Talk with experts and meet other caregivers like you. Learn, share and connect with the largest online caregiver support network in Canada.

Teva Canada develops treatment options for Canadians across many therapeutic areas. The following health charities and organizations serve caregivers and patients in the areas where we work.

  • Alzheimer Society of Canada

    Through community programs and services, the Alzheimer Society of Canada works across the country to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and to advance the search for the cause and cure.

  • Autism Canada

    Autism Canada advocates for and supports Canadians with autism and their families.

  • Canadian Cancer Society

    The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

    The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families, and funds research to find the cause of and cure for this disease.

  • Parkinson Canada

    Parkinson Canada provides support services and education to people living with Parkinson’s disease, their families and the healthcare professionals who treat them.

Access information on different financial benefits programs available for caregivers through the Government of Canada.

The following organizations are responsible for providing public healthcare and social services within their respective provinces. All health services can be accessed within each province by dialling 811.

To act on someone else’s behalf, at the pharmacy or the bank for example, you need written permission.

While the person in your care can verbally authorize the pharmacy to share information with you, we recommend getting that permission in writing, so you can use it in different places.

The following provinces and territories offer downloadable templates to help you do this.

A “power of attorney for property” is different from a “power of attorney for personal care” (sometimes called a “proxy,” “directive,” “personal directive,” or “representation agreement,” depending on your province or territory). Powers of attorney for personal care are required in the event that the person in your care no longer has the ability to make their own decisions. Powers of attorney for personal care may be more common in situations of mental health issues or cognitive decline. These should be discussed with your family doctor or a legal advisor.

Huddol.com

People helping people at Huddol.com

Huddol is an online community dedicated to all topics caregiving and health. Talk with experts and meet other caregivers like you. Learn, share and connect with the largest online caregiver support network in Canada.

Join Huddol

See stories from caregivers

Gain a better understanding about the challenges and rewards of caregiving by watching our videos, in which caregivers share their thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Emma is the sole income earner and a caregiver for her wife, who has multiple sclerosis, and their son, who has developmental delays. In this video by well-known travel blogger Nas Daily, Emma describes how the strength and unity of her family has been key to helping them survive their challenges.

How this family survives

Helping her father—who has dementia—with medical appointments, groceries, cooking and cleaning is a big commitment for Anne-Marie. But in this video directed by Nas Daily, she has great advice for other caregivers about seeking out local resources: “You’ll never regret asking for help.”

The best daughter

David Boughner of Teva Canada talks about the critical role caregivers play in Canada’s healthcare system, and why Teva is committed to partnering with pharmacies across Canada to give caregivers the recognition and support they deserve.

Helping caregivers

Mark Stolow of Huddol discusses the profound impact caregiving can have on a person’s life—mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and financially—and why caring for caregivers is a smart investment.

Why caregivers need support

When pharmacists and caregivers work together, patients get the best care possible. Mark Stolow of Huddol explains the vital role each plays—and why the two are essential allies.

Consultation between the caregiver and the pharmacist

As her mother’s caregiver for many years, social worker Lucy Barylak knows firsthand the challenges that caregivers face. Here, she talks about the stress, guilt and denial that many caregivers experience, and the importance of asking for help.

I fell into the trap

The healthcare system can be intimidating, and speaking up for the needs of your loved one or yourself isn’t always easy. But as social worker and caregiving expert Lucy Barylak explains, caregivers have a voice—and it deserves to be heard.

Promote the caregivers

Social worker and family caregiver expert Stephanie Erickson stresses the importance of caregiver input to the patient-care process and shares how healthcare professionals can better engage caregivers throughout.

It's important to recognise the limitations of caregivers

As both a pediatric emergency physician and a caregiver to a son with epilepsy, Sasha Dubrovsky has a unique perspective on the care journey. Here, he describes how empowering caregivers to speak up—and encouraging healthcare professionals to listen—results in better outcomes for all involved.

Empowering caregivers

Caregiver survey

If you downloaded any of our resources or discussed your care needs with your pharmacist, we would be grateful if you could complete this brief survey. Your insights will help us make our caregiver support program the best it can be!

Take the survey

Continuing education for pharmacy teams: A pharmacy that listens to caregivers

This three-module training program, available for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, offers:

  • insight into the caregiving experience
  • tools and strategies to optimize the caregiver-pharmacist relationship
  • resources and information on how pharmacists can support caregivers

This program has been accredited by CCCEP for 1.5 Continuing Education Units. To learn more about this program or to register, please click here.

For more information

If you have any medication questions, please speak with your pharmacist. If you need more information about caregiver resources from Teva Canada, use the map, above, to find a pharmacy that’s been trained to help you.

1 Disclaimer: Teva is not a healthcare provider, and the information contained on this website cannot replace a doctor’s advice or treatment. You should always consult a health professional for advice about treatment or other medical advice for yourself or your loved ones.

2 Disclaimer: Resources on this site contain legal information that cannot be used as legal advice. This information is not a substitute for legal advice, and you should always consult a legal advisor if you need legal advice or have any legal questions about yourself or your loved ones.

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