MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Elizz, Canada's number one resource for all things caregiving, is celebrating its one year anniversary by reflecting on how much it has raised the profile of family caregivers in Canada over the past year. Leading to the launch of Elizz, data showing the need for support and services for caregivers was staggering but also thought-provoking and inspiring. Of the 8.1 million family caregivers across Canada, 74 per cent reported feeling lost in the system without having complete access to caregiver resources. With an estimated 58 per cent of Canadians expecting to be family caregivers in the near future, Elizz had to be more than just a health care provider - it also had to address the different needs that face family caregivers each and every day. Saint Elizabeth created Elizz to answer the unique needs of family caregivers in any stage of the caregiving journey. From virtual supports such as the Caregiver Coach - a person with health care experience who can help caregivers come up with a plan of action to manage the impacts of caregiving in their lives - to in-home health services for the person in need of care, caregivers can rely on Elizz to provide them with the resources they need when and where they need them. "During the course of one short year, our work through Elizz has moved mountains, built understanding, promoted dignity and supported caregivers across Canada," says Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO of Saint Elizabeth and Elizz. "These customized services have helped raise awareness and elevated the important role caregivers play in families - from supporting the clients so they can stay at home and allowing the whole family to participate in very special tender moments."