Reports

Enhancing Care, Enhancing Life: Spotlight on Residents’ Councils and Family Councils in Five Long-Term Care Homes in Ontario

Increased and meaningful patient and family engagement is a major priority in Ontario’s health, home and community care sectors. In 2013, The Change Foundation published a comprehensive three-part report on the development and best practices surrounding patient and family advisory councils in Ontario. This work left us wanting to investigate other engagement models that were More >

Enhancing Care, Enhancing Life

Increased and meaningful patient and family engagement is a major priority in Ontario’s health, home and community care sectors. In 2013, The Change Foundation published a comprehensive three-part report on the development and best practices surrounding patient and family advisory councils in Ontario. This work left us wanting to investigate other engagement models that were More >

Stories Shared, Voices Heard: Ontario’s Family Caregivers

When we launched our strategic plan Out of the Shadows and Into the Circle, bringing a new focus to the role of family caregivers in the health care system, we wanted to listen and learn from family caregivers as well as frontline health care providers. To do that effectively, we created The Caring Experience project. The Caring More >

Stories Shared, Voices Heard: Ontario’s Healthcare Providers

When we launched our strategic plan Out of the Shadows and Into the Circle, bringing a new focus to the role of family caregivers in the health care system, we wanted to listen and learn from family caregivers as well as frontline health care providers. To do that effectively, we created The Caring Experience project. The Caring More >

A Profile of Family Caregivers in Ontario

Over the last decade, health care in Ontario has increasingly become more community- and home-based. However, even though options exist for individuals to manage their own care at home, a family member or friend is also likely acting as caregiver throughout the health care journey. A Profile of Family Caregivers in Ontario, an in-depth review More >

Shedding New Light

In March 2015, The Change Foundation formally released Out of the Shadows and Into the Circle, its 2015-2020 strategic plan focused on improving the experiences of family caregivers in the Ontario health care system and their interactions with health providers. The first year of the strategic plan outlined a comprehensive period of research into the More >

Charting a New PATH

The Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare (PATH) project was a truly groundbreaking initiative for The Change Foundation (TCF), and for the health care community in Ontario. PATH was one of two showcase engagement projects that formed the basis of TCF’s work and learnings between 2010 and 2015, based on our Hearing the Stories. Changing the More >

Rules of Engagement: Lessons from PANORAMA

The PANORAMA Panel was a ground-breaking patient engagement project, as well as an incredible learning opportunity for The Change Foundation. Over the course of two years, 31 panelists from across Ontario met to share their lived experiences and insights as patients and family caregivers on a range of issues related to improving people’s healthcare experience. More >

Patient/Family Advisory Councils in Ontario Hospitals – At Work, In Play

“We’re making a culture change here, of trying to engage our patients more in decision making and moving away from advising” (PFAC staff interview). This report investigates the evolving function and best practices of Ontario’s hospital-based Patient/Family Advisory Councils (PFACs): one mechanism some hospitals are using – among other approaches – to advance patient/family engagement More >

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