The Change Foundation has worked with family caregivers since 2015 to understand what it is like to be a caregiver. During that time, we have undertaken a variety of initiatives to improve the caregiver experience with Ontario’s healthcare system, including the Changing CARE projects and our work with young carers.
In this toolkit, we’ve packaged together all the tools, resources, reports and learnings we’ve put out along the way, in an effort to help others learn from our experience with co-design and caregivers. We will keep this page updated as our work, and learnings, progress.
Regardless of where your organization is in terms of caregiver involvement – building the case, starting the conversation, ready to implement or evaluating the impact – we’re confident there’s something in this toolkit to help you out.
Our first case studies report which identifies and showcases leading patient, client, and family-centred pediatric practices around the province.
Download a copy of the case studies here: bit.ly/2XzDNLfpic.twitter.com/f56sluKKHT
To make it easier for hospitals to introduce a Caregiver ID initiative to coincide with or enhance their Family Presence policies, we have a set of tools and resources to draw on. Check out our toolkit: bit.ly/2HTfmUEpic.twitter.com/asOmPuqDbq
53% of caregivers received information on emotionally supporting their family member.
Our Spotlight on Ontario’s Caregivers report provides a fuller picture on the caregiving experience: bit.ly/2zRU6Jfpic.twitter.com/KKxBhzMcQ4
Developed by the Connecting the Dots #ChangingCARE team and co-designed by providers and caregivers, the Time to Talk toolkit is a self-recognition and support tool that aims to facilitate awareness of caregivers. Access the Time to Talk toolkit resources: bit.ly/2C4ukDApic.twitter.com/LtcjpZM9rM
Caregiver profile. Meet @fitsumareguy former young carer. He took on a supporting role at a young age because his Ethiopian/Eritrean refugee parents “struggled to adjust to life in Canada.” #caregiver#youngcarer
Hear his caregiver story: bit.ly/2G9WTSR
Hear from participants who were interviewed on what changed for them as family presence and open visiting hours were implemented across hospitals? Read what they have to say: bit.ly/2Wuto3qpic.twitter.com/UfS6HcJ5vo
64% of caregivers who needed information on providing physical support received it.
Our Spotlight on Ontario’s Caregivers report provides a fuller picture on the caregiving experience: bit.ly/2zRU6Jfpic.twitter.com/bayAE25id0