This week, Ontario’s Finance Minister, Charles Sousa announced plans to provide 20 million dollars for additional respite care. The money, he says, will help caregivers “lighten the load” of a “difficult” job. For caregivers in Ontario, this budget increase will likely be well received. Caregivers across the country need support and governmental recognition of their financial and emotional struggles. This is a key step in ensuring our aging population will be well cared for. Caregiving is one of the most rewarding and challenging responsibilities one can have, and it’s very common for adults to be caregivers to their aging parents. Many people come to the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal for resources to support caregivers. Read more below.