Share The Care™ (STC) is a caregiving model that helps people pool their talents, time and resources to assist a friend or loved one facing significant health challenges. It originated in the U.S. when a group of women came together to care for a mutual friend with terminal cancer.
The model was introduced in the South West region of Ontario in the summer of 2009 when a campaign was launched with support from the South West Local Health Integration Network (SW LHIN). Due to the success of the campaign, today there are five Share The Care™ stations that have been established at community agencies across the region.
Each station acts as an anchor for Share The Care™ in a specific geographic area of the South West. Their role is to promote the program and encourage residents to use the STC model when caring for someone who is seriously ill, disabled and/or frail.
Caregivers often think that they should be able to provide all of the care that is required on their own, without asking for help from family, friends, neighbours and others. But nothing could be further from the truth. Find out more today!
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