A caregiver is a family member, friend, or neighbour who provides personal, social, psychological and physical support, assistance and care for a family member or friend in need.
The role is 24-hours, seven days a week and it is known to have far reaching impacts on a caregiver’s physical and mental health, their ability to work, their personal finances and their relationships with family and friends.
Caregivers are tired and frustrated. Caregivers need our help.
If you are a caregiver, please click here to open the Time to Talk brochure.
This brochure is also available through the Connecting the Dots project partners and a number of healthcare and service organizations in Huron and Perth.
Click below to watch the Time to Talk Video, which introduces you to
the role of a caregiver and provides an inside look at the impact of
caregiving. In eight minutes we will review the Time to Talk
Toolkit and seven things that healthcare providers can do to make a meaningful
difference to a caregiver’s journey!
Connecting the Dots for Caregivers is excited to launch our Time to Talk Toolkit with organizations in Huron Perth. The toolkit was created using a co-design approach, by family caregivers and healthcare providers, an is one of a number of improvement ideas that focus on the themes we heard during our community engagement.
Time to Talk focuses on awareness and recognition of the role of the caregiver and includes the following:
- e-Learning Video
- Healthcare Provider Overview
- Healthcare Provider Tip Card
- Ambassador Guide
- Leader Guide
When these toolkit pieces are used together, they encourage and support meaningful conversations between front-line staff and family caregivers. The toolkit is easy to use and healthcare and service provider agencies who are already using it say it’s making a difference.
Please complete and submit the form below to request your Time to Talk Toolkit. A member of the project team will send you the digital files by email.
If you have questions, or experience issues completing the form, please contact Ashley Bedard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-527-1650 x4219.