Caregivers: Azzedine · Edelyn · Jennifer · Lucy · Tenzin
Care Recipients: Jessica

Profiles of Caregivers

Azzedine
“You don’t know the actual struggle until it happens to you.”

– Informal (unpaid) caregiver
– Immigrant from Algeria

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Edelyn
“Skype helps, but it’s not enough”

– Live-in Caregiver
– Immigrant from the Philippines

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JenniferJennifer
“Nobody wants the moon – they just want the best for their kids.”

– Informal (unpaid) caregiver
– Mother of disabled children

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Lucy
“I needed someone willing and able. Did it mean it was the best person?”

– Informal (unpaid) caregiver of the “sandwich generation”
– Discusses culture-specific care needs

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TenzinTenzin
“I wanted to be a caregiver… This is a very noble job.”

– Personal Support Worker
– Immigrated from India

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Profiles of Care Recipients

TenzinJessica
“It’s very stressful… If you have to deal with two companies, it’s not worth it.”

– Disabled, life-long care recipient
– Discusses challenges of government out-sourced care services

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