Author: Carole Ann Alloway

Family Caregivers Voice at City Hall for Caregivers Day

Carole Ann Alloway was one of the speakers on April 4 – Caregiver Day to over 300 caregivers, councillors, the mayor and health care organizations, an event that was held at City Hall.  The first Tuesday in April has been proclaimed Caregiver Day in Toronto by Mayor Tory.  The province is in the process of passing legislation to make it provincial… Read more →

Presentation to Credit Valley Hospital

Credit Valley Hospital chose June as the month to recognize seniors. To assist with this initiative, Carole Ann gave a presentation on June 28 regarding the stages of caregiving using examples of Sara Shearkhani’s and Carole Ann’s stories. The presentation was televised to two other Trillium Hospitals. After the talk, Carole Ann was approached with questions from the audience and… Read more →

Update by Carole Ann

It’s been a busy couple of months!  I am on the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Patient and Caregiver Advisory Table.  This is a 3 year commitment and is part of the Ministry’s Roadmap initiative.  We have met twice and raising patient and caregiver issues is welcome and encouraged.  The response by the ministry staff has been very… Read more →

In Sickness and In Health

When Carole Ann and Bill Alloway both retired from Ontario Hydro in 2002, they had big dreams for their retirement, including exotic vacations and plenty of time to spend with their grandchildren. Instead, the couple spent five years virtually confined to their home, with Carole, 65, acting as caregiver for Bill, 70, who underwent a series of ankle-related surgeries due… Read more →