L’Appui invests record amount of $50 million for caregivers of older adults

MONTREAL, May 7, 2019  – L’Appui pour les proches aidants d’aînés is proud to announce investments of $50 million across Quebec for the years 2019-2022. These investments, the largest in the history of the organization, will allow for direct services to caregivers of older adults according to their needs and depending on the different regional realities.

Support for All Regions
These amounts will be invested throughout Quebec, to organizations offering services to caregivers of older adults in their communities.

For example, in 2019-2020, $3,871,413 will be used to fund organizations in the Montreal region and $1,329,879 will go to organizations of the region of the National Capital. The less populated regions will also see services expand in their territory, like Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, where $558,477 will be used for the projects of community organizations. In Montérégie, the organisms will received $2,300,000 ensuring the development of their offer while preserving their service quality.

The Executive Director of L’Appui (national), Guillaume Joseph, emphasizes the relevance of all these projects:

“We are very proud of these investments! First, of course, because the needs are there, but also because we have developed real expertise over the years. Thanks to our regional Appui offices, we are familiar with the needs and realities of the field.”

Make Available Services Known
In Quebec, 65% of caregivers of older adults say they do not have access to services because they do not know them or do not know where to find them. This is why, in addition to funding, L’Appui has set up two resources to assist caregivers in their research and support them throughout their journey.

The Caregiver Support Service offers personalized, free and confidential support to caregivers of older adults. The professional advisors offer support, information and references. They can be reached on weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm: 1 855 857-7784 | info-aidant@lappui.org.

A resource directory of the organizations and their services is also available at lappui.org. It allows to search by region and type of service, according to the needs of each.

More About L’Appui

The main mandate of L’Appui pour les proches aidants d’aînés is to help implement and fund information, training, psychosocial support and respite services that are offered by community organizations. L’Appui also holds a role of mobilization and concertation for the various actors who are dedicated to supporting caregivers of older adults and who participate in improving their quality of life. This mission is carried out nationally, but also thanks to 17 regional Appui offices and a specific agreement for the Cree Territory of James Bay.

Created in 2009, L’Appui pour les proches aidants d’aînés is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Quebec and the family of Lucie and André Chagnon.

For further information: Melanie Laprise, Publicist, melanie.laprise@winkstrategies.com, 514-795-8461

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