Premier Christy Clark released the following statement on Family Caregiver Week, May 5-11.
"This is a week where we recognize the everyday heroes who provide physical, emotional and financial support for those people who need it the most: the elderly, chronically ill or those living with a disability in facility, community and home settings.
"I know being a caregiver to a loved one strengthens the bond between family members. It can also take a toll on the caregiver's own physical, emotional and financial health. In B.C., we're fortunate to have caregiver networks that provide support groups, workshops and other resources for those coping with the stress and fatigue of being a caregiver.
"We also have a comprehensive, well-funded home care and home support program to help take some of the burden from family caregivers. In April, the B.C. Seniors Home Renovation Tax Credit came into effect to help alleviate the burden and enable family caregivers and seniors to remain together.
"On behalf of all British Columbians, I would like to thank all those family caregivers who put their families first every day. Your dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life of friends and family members is truly inspiring."
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier