SUPPORTING CAREGIVERS AND CAREGIVING IN AN AGING CANADA
Institute for Research on Public Policy Study No 23
To ensure adequate home care services to seniors in coming years, Canadian governments will have to better support informal caregivers and adopt a comprehensive human resources strategy.
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ELDER ABUSE / NEGLECT TRAINING FOR HOME SUPPORT WORKERS: A SCAN OF CANADIAN ACADEMIC FACILITIES
The prevalence of elder abuse, the increasing number of elderly in Canada, and the key role played by home support workers in the care of seniors prompted a domestic scan of Home Support Worker curriculum in major training institutions (community colleges, private sector schools, etc) across Canada in an effort to ascertain the extent of elder abuse/ neglect training/ education.
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EXPLORING THE ROLE OF UNREGULATED HEALTH CARE WORKERS
Beginning in 2007, the CHCA worked on a pan-Canadian committee of seven national health care organizations to explore trends and issues that shape the integration of Unregulated Healthcare Workers within health-care teams.
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HOME HEALTH NURSING COMPETENCIES
In June 2010, the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) released the Home Health Nursing Competencies in both English and French. The competencies articulate the knowledge, skills, judgment and attributes required of home health nurses who practice in a highly independent manner to provide or manage care of patients experiencing a broad array of health concerns.
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