Home and Community Care 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 >

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 >

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

Where do #caregivers go for information and supports? We gained insights from our survey with 800 caregivers for the Spotlight on Ontario's Caregivers however we wanted to hear from our Caregiver Advisory Panel members as well. Check out what they said: bit.ly/2KJpOOm pic.twitter.com/WJG3ehZI0X