Partners in Care Toolkit

Managing infection control during COVID-19 and keeping caregivers and health care providers safe is a key priority during the pandemic. Physical distancing orders and access restrictions in care settings has made it challenging for care providers and their families and caregivers who play a key role in care delivery.

The Partners in Care Toolkit, developed in collaboration with The Change Foundation and Ontario caregivers, is designed to help hospitals and long-term care settings re-engage family caregivers as access restrictions are eased. The Tool Kit includes:

  • Caregiver Identification for family caregivers, including a template that can be used to create Caregiver I.D badges or stickers
  • Partners in Care Pledge that outlines the responsibility of the facility and caregivers in keeping hospital staff, physicians, patients and other caregivers safe. This tool can be customized by clicking on Download Editable Resources
  • One page overview of what family caregivers can expect when they arrive at the hospital or long term care setting. This information can be added to an organization’s website or provided to caregivers in another way. It can also be customized by clicking on Download Editable Resources

Caregivers as Partners Learning Suite

You can further your skills by enrolling in the Caregivers as Partners Learning Suite – Education for healthcare providers. This self-learning program has been certified by several accreditation bodies and can be used for professional development credits. Module topics include: understanding the role of caregivers, communicating with caregivers, and empowering caregivers.

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