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Health: November 2012 Archives

L'APPUI: hotline for caregivers across Quebec

Logo_Lappui_FR.pngThere's no real weekend if you're a constant caregiver for an elderly family member, and in Quebec, that means an estimated 300 000 people.

The organization L'APPUI recently launched a provincial hotline to help. The new professional telephone service offers support, references and a friendly ear. The provincial hotline is a toll-free number - in both English and French. They're gradually opening up regional hotlines across Quebec as well. Dr Michel Boivin is the head of L'APPUI, as well as a gastro-enterologist at the CHUM.  He spoke with Sonali Karnick about the hotline.

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