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.
@HPCOntario created a comprehensive set of Caregiver Modules with the goal of providing informal #caregivers with support, resources, and information needed to be the best caregiver they can be. Visit the modules: caregiversupport.hpco.ca
Becoming a caregiver can be an overwhelming and confusing experience, but knowledge is power.
The Caregiver Wishlist discusses some of the things you can expect, and some of the things you can do to make your experience a little less stressful: bit.ly/2HCdFMNpic.twitter.com/gzpzQPqFmM
Our new toolkit houses the resources and tools we – and the Changing CARE teams – have created to help you build the case for co-design and improving the caregiver experience in your organization. Take a look at the resources to support you: bit.ly/2UOPi0ipic.twitter.com/cRdUb4sRzj
We want to see improved #caregiver and provider experiences all across Ontario, and beyond. Read our lessons learned report on co-design events so that you can take our learnings and apply them in your own setting: bit.ly/2Rixfxlpic.twitter.com/DfSSX9Suas
Emily is a young caregiver who takes care of her mother who has dementia. Emily travels to and from university on the weekends to care for her mother and brings her mother to medical appointments.
Learn about Emily's experience as a #youngcarer: bit.ly/2O4wU17pic.twitter.com/12P3cHPxVZ
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