Financial supports and equipment rentals

Over a third of caregivers report using their personal money to help the person they care for.

Some financial supports are available to help caregivers.

Compassionate Care Employment Insurance

Financial assistance for caregivers who have to be away from work temporarily, to support a family member who is ill and has significant risk of death within 26 weeks (six months).

Caregiver helping elderly family member

Financial assistance for home, vehicle modifications and assistive devices

Financial assistance is available to adults with physical disabilities who need to purchase home and vehicle modifications or assistive devices. 

Senior woman in a wheelchair