CHCA on the Issues - Caregivers
CHCA Members Profile Innovations in Caregiver Supports
- Lori Moffatt, VP People and Culture at CBI HEALTH GROUP shared ideas on how to build human resource capacity and skills.
- Jeannie Soultanis, Director of Business Development, Elizz at SE HEALTH showcased an innovative approach to caregiver supports through the one-of-a-kind platform Elizz.
- Janet Daglish, National Director of Business Development and Government Relations, BAYSHORE HEALTH CARE presented on how they are integrating the caregiver voice into home care services through a patient-family portal.
- Gord Turner, VP Sales & Operations, CARELINK ADVANTAGE provided insights into the spreading and scaling of telecare across the country.
- Stacey Ryan, Client and Family Voice Liaison, VHA HOME HEALTH CARE shared their work to recognize caregivers as experts in their caring role.
CONNECTING CARERS is a campaign to raise awareness of carers’ needs and the importance of connecting and accessing supports earlier rather than later in their care journeys.
Learn how CHCA Members connect caregivers to vital health care resources and stay socially connected.
Health Care Connections
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Connecting Carers through Social Media and Website Banners
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Advancing Collective Priorities:
A Canadian Carer Strategy
Significant gains have been made on developing legislation, policy and programs to better meet the needs of carers. A collaboration of Carers Canada, the Canadian Home Care Association and the Canadian Cancer Action Network, the report outlines the policies and practice initiatives that support carers across the country. In doing so, we aim to identify opportunities for broader pan-Canadian collaboration and build on each other’s efforts to achieve measurable outcomes and values for patients, carers and our society as a whole.
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A Canada that recognizes and respects the integral role of family caregivers in society.
Family caregivers’ are family members and other significant people (as identified by the care recipient) who provide care and assistance to individuals living with a debilitating physical, mental or cognitive condition.
Family Caregiving in Canada
What if Canada was the best in the world in meeting the needs of family caregivers?
CHCA Knowledge Network - A Pan-Canadian Roundtable
The CHCA Home Care Knowledge Network invited 35 stakeholders representing a broad range of organizations, including national associations, charities, coalitions, home care providers, employers, and government and caregiver coalitions, to explore and identify innovative advocacy practices that will contribute to the successful advancement of the caregiver agenda.
Consultation on Family Caregiving
Interactive Workshop & Educational Sessions
Highlights from the 2008 CHCA Home Care Summit, which was attended by over 400 stakeholders from across Canada, including the special 2.5 hour workshop, 'Social Innovation and Family Caregiving', sponsored by HRSDC.
A Canadian Caregiver Strategy, 2013
A strategy that describes how Canada can address the priorities of family caregivers and the role of governments, organizations and individuals in the implementation of a Canadian Caregiver Strategy. Specific priorities include:
1. Safeguarding the health and well-being of family caregivers.
2. Minimizing excessive financial burden.
3. Enabling access to user friendly information.
4. Creating flexible workplace and educational environments.
5. Investing in research on family caregiving
Advocating for Family Caregivers
The Canadian Home Care Association is actively involved as a signatory partner and President of the Carers Canada. This organization is a diverse group of organizations from across Canada that join with caregivers, service providers, policy makers and other stakeholders to identify and respond to the needs of caregivers in Canada.
The vision of the Coalition is - a Canada that recognizes and respects the integral role of family caregivers in society, and supports this role with the understanding that it is not a substitute for public responsibility in health and social care.