#ChooseToChallenge – Resource Accessibility and Immigrants

By Medha Saraiya

March 24

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When it comes to accessing and navigating the system, a lot of immigrant families fall short of knowing where to go to get the necessary support. In a recent study, it was said that immigrants face more of a difficult time getting to #resources when the internet is in the equation.

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My grandmother was diagnosed with #Alzheimers around a decade ago, and finding a #PSW for her was a stressful task mainly due to the fact that a plethora of resources lie solely on the internet. My family moved to Canada in 1997, and although they have adjusted quite well, the overwhelming state of the #internet is something my parents still struggle with. I can only imagine how many other immigrant families may feel the same way. Nowadays, everything is on the web, so for someone who is not technologically savvy, they may as well be cut off from the supportive community that lives virtually.

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That’s where ConnexHealth comes in! ConnexHealth is a #service that works on #connecting #careseekers to #caregivers.

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Working with ConnexHealth gave my family and I a sense of relief. We knew we were in good hands, and the stress of navigating the system and sorting through potential candidates was taken off of our shoulders. Medha and her team took it upon themselves to find someone who fit our family like a puzzle piece!

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This week, I #choosetochallenge the gap in resource #accessibility and #immigrants. It is crucial this gap is eliminated, as the future of virtually everything remains on the internet.

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