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.
Created in partnership with our #ChaningCARE teams, register to complete this 3-part eLearning module to learn through tips and examples how as healthcare providers you can help improve the experience of family caregivers. bit.ly/2U1Mlcspic.twitter.com/lKzWKDPM4A
Meet Apoorva. Apoorva takes care of her husband Abhishek, who has dementia. In this video, she discusses her caregiver journey and the importance of seeking help when struggling in the role of #caregiver. Listen to her story: bit.ly/2UDvEnW
“We are trying to make, starting with Bridgepoint @bridgepointTO but definitely the whole system caregiver friendly.” Dr. Gary Newton, President & CEO Siani Health System @SinaiHealthTO bit.ly/2UQBuT6
“I wish I had gotten a package, I wish they had told me all these things – where to find things, where to wait, where to park, where to find my husband after his operation” – Carole Ann, Family Caregiver
Hear from other #caregivers in our Wishlist videos: bit.ly/2tb3KDKpic.twitter.com/Bveth1FnlI
The traditional model of firmly established visiting hours has given way to family presence or open visiting policies. Learn from 13 Ontario hospitals whose staff who had a key responsibility for the policies in their hospitals: bit.ly/2Wuto3qpic.twitter.com/5ER2SzzwR6