Brome-Missisquoi Caregiver Support Group

During the 1990s, the CLSC La Pommeraie consulted the population of its territory. A need was clearly defined: the lack of support for caregivers in Brome-Missisquoi. In response to this request, the Brome-Missisquoi Caregiver Support Group (BMCSG) was officially created in 1996 with the goal of offering respite and support services.

BMCSG has an important role and that is to give caregivers a chance to rest, to express their needs and feelings, to be listened to with empathy and compassion, and to be given support and tools that will help them to better assist their loved ones. We help and encourage extraordinary people who deserve and are entitled to resources to improve their quality of life.

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Our Support Services

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Individual and group psychosocial support

In Cowansville:

  • Individual consultations
  • Discussion workshops
  • Coffee meetings
  • Community lunches

In the community on the Brome-Missisquoi Territory:

  • Our Caregiver Support Counsellors can visit organizations and groups by invitation to present our services.
  • Individual consultations on a regular basis when warranted (2 to 3 persons).
  • Individual consultations in specific situations.
  • Coffee meetings and discussion workshops in response to requests from the community.
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Psychosocial Support for the Person Being Cared For

This support is provided by our Caregiver Support Counsellors to the person being cared for and can take different forms:

  • Home visits/friendship visits;
  • Telephone support;
  • Individual meetings during stays at the Maison Gilles-Carle de Brome-Missisquoi;
  • Small activities (walk in the park, coffee at the restaurant, car ride, etc.).

The purpose of this psychosocial support is to get to know each other, to discuss, to share feelings and to have fun.

Since the onset of a loss of autonomy, an illness or a particular condition is often accompanied by feelings of grief, we create a space of trust and offer active listening to the person living with this reality.

All our support services are available in English and in French.

For all services offered by the organization, the caregiver must be a member and pay an annual fee of $10.