Family Caregiver Reports

Making Privacy and Consent Rules Work for Family Caregivers

In 2015-16, we engaged with family caregivers, and health and community care providers across Ontario through our Caring Experience initiative, to understand the breadth and depth of caregiving in Ontario from both perspectives. Family caregivers told us: They want more formal recognition of, and respect for, their caregiving role, and in some cases, they want 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: One Caregiver’s journey

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 >

2015-2020 Strategic Plan

The Change Foundation releases new 5-year strategic plan focused on unrecognized “glue” of our system: family caregivers. “Our health care system is dependent on unpaid caregivers. And the reality is that these caregivers are often not recognized or respected for the role they play. At best, there is an inconsistent approach to family caregivers. In many cases, More >

What Do Surveys Suggest About Patient/Caregiver Experiences in Ontario?

This companion to The Change Foundation’s review of patient/client and caregiver surveys summarizes the findings of a dozen surveys and offers our observations: Patient/caregiver satisfaction with communication and coordination appears to decline as they move from hospital to community. Patient/caregiver satisfaction with their experience depends on their particular needs. Patients with more complex needs appear More >

WHAT’S BEING SAID

Day 1: In January we announced the launch of our 4 #ChangingCare projects across Ontario - focused on improving the interaction between health care providers and #caregivers. Read more about the awesome work these teams are doing: bit.ly/2aiwun8 pic.twitter.com/IYxRQwJhPF