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Spotlight on Rebecca

Q&A with Rebecca* Who do you care for? I am the primary caregiver for my husband. How long have you cared for him? I have been caring for my husband since 2012 when he had heart surgery to fix a damaged heart valve. After surgery, he suffered from a massive stroke that left him with More >

Integrating the caregiver voice: Reflections on the IFIC Conference

In May 2018, Carole Ann Alloway, a family caregiver, and I partnered to develop and present a keynote address at the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) annual conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands. A few months after our presentation I asked Carole Ann to reflect on her experience.

Recipes for Change

Just as there are many ways to roast a chicken, whip together a savory pesto, or bake a chocolate cake, there are many ways to go about creating meaningful change at a system, organizational, provider, patient and family caregiver level.

Revisiting privacy and consent, and making changes along the way

We first took on the issue of Ontario’s privacy and consent rules for caregivers in our 2017 report–Making Privacy and Consent Rules Work For Family Caregivers–after hearing repeatedly that privacy and consent is a barrier faced by many of Ontario’s family caregivers, and is too often used as a crutch for the lack of engagement with family caregivers.

WHAT’S BEING SAID

Did you know that suburban #caregivers spend the most time travelling? 46% of caregivers spend 30 minutes or more travelling to the person they care for. Read our newly released report: bit.ly/2QOu1RG pic.twitter.com/81JiDqMEuX