Home & Community Care

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 >

Long-Term Care Councils Project

The Change Foundation’s interest in meaningful and effective patient engagement continues through new partnerships and a new project looking at resident and family councils in long-term care (LTC) facilities across Ontario. The project builds on The Change Foundation’s comprehensive examination of patient and family councils in Ontario hospitals and will deliver a series of best More >

Home and Community Care

The Change Foundation (TCF) is working to support Ontario’s home and community care environment for patients, family caregivers, and health providers. A better supported home and community care environment is key to improving the health care experience for caregivers (especially those caring for seniors with chronic health conditions).  Integrating home and community care with other More >

Safety at Home: A Pan-Canadian Homecare Study

How safe is health care in the home in Canada? The Safety at Home: A Pan-Canadian Home Care Study (June 2013) goes a long way in answering this question, by revealing that up to 130,000 Canadians receiving home care experience an adverse event — with more than half of these incidents deemed “preventable”. The report More >

Foundation Partners & Reflects on Ground Breaking Home Care Safety Study

How safe is health care in the home in Canada? The Safety at Home: A Pan-Canadian Home Care Study (June 2013) goes a long way in answering this question, by revealing that up to 130,000 Canadians receiving home care experience an adverse event — with more than half of these incidents deemed “preventable”. The report More >

New Study Lifts Curtain On Safety Issues in Home Care

New Pan-Canadian Home Care Study lifts curtain on safety in home care settings to reveal scope of health injuries & challenges – Foundation a partner in this first-of-its-kind work offering policy solutions & tangible tools to make home care safer, more sustainable. How safe is home care in Canada? The newly-released Safety at Home: A Pan-Canadian Home More >

Integration of Care: Perspectives of Home and Community Providers

One of four technical reports by research consultant Patricia Baranek for The Change Foundation about integration of care from the perspectives of home and community care providers in Ontario. The technical reports provide detailed analysis of the survey responses used to develop our 2011 report, Integration of Care: Perspectives of Home and Community Providers. This More >

Because This is the Rainy Day

“The comfort of home is the best gift we could give them as their children…. It’s not because we’re wealthy but rather because this is the rainy day.” – A daughter speaking about her frail, elderly parents  Can we provide good care at home for seniors with chronic health conditions? If so, at what cost? And to More >

Review of Patient/Caregiver Experience Surveys

The Change Foundation produced a review of patient and provider surveys of individual and caregiver experiences with the healthcare system. Prepared by Brenda Tipper for The Change Foundation, the review looks at 24 surveys of patient or caregiver experiences in Ontario or, if national, with a presence in Ontario. What did we learn? That existing More >

WHAT’S BEING SAID

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