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.
How do we define ‘family caregiver’?
By “family caregivers” we mean family, friends and neighbours who provide the vast majority of care, support and enrichment to those who have health related needs.
Learn more about us and our work: bit.ly/2H7ZGgwpic.twitter.com/p3yLT8z7c9
The vision for @FacesOfCaring is for every person and family dealing with serious illness to be more prepared for the uncertainties that lie ahead. Read the stories that have been shared already and consider sharing yours: facesofcaring.com
The latest episode of the Parents are Hard to Raise podcast with @JerseyEldercare features Dr. Leslie Nickell of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare @SinaiHealth. Dr. Nickell shares her experiences on why it is important for health providers to engage caregivers bit.ly/2ZfKy5l
With already 100+ caregivers on our Caregiver Advisory Panel, we are looking to expand panel membership. If you’re a caregiver (or have been in the past), and you live in Ontario, we’d love it if you’d join. See if the opportunity is right for you: bit.ly/2LCjEBApic.twitter.com/orpEAxx8jC
61% of caregivers admitted they are caregiving because they have no choice.
Our Spotlight on Ontario’s Caregivers report provides a fuller picture on the caregiving experience: bit.ly/2zRU6Jfpic.twitter.com/mGWb9Ckd03