Collaborative Aging is pleased to have facilitated the creation of this planning framework on the important topic of Caregiving!
Under the leadership of the Alzheimer Society of York Region, this framework was developed in collaboration with several caregivers and healthcare providers located in the Central LHIN region of Ontario.
In facilitating the development of this unique framework, we used the methods of Experience-Based Co-Design (ECBD). (www.pointofcarefoundation.org.uk) and an evidence-based program planning method called a “Program Logic Model”.
As this framework illustrates, there is so much more that we can do to identify, recognize and support caregivers – earlier in their care trajectory. Caregivers provide such vital help to so many of our seniors and also individuals with illnesses and disabilities. This societal need of supporting caregivers is becoming even more pressing – with the increasing numbers of aging baby boomers, who want to “Age in Place”.
Please join us as we take the next steps with this project. We will be consulting more widely on the framework – to gather a range of inputs and perspectives of caregivers of many ages, cultures, communities and circumstances. These discussions will undoubtedly provide a springboard for new ideas and more focussed effort on improving the supports available to caregivers – to help them maintain their own health and resilience – while carrying out this important role in our families, communities and economy.
Looking forward to your feedback on this important work!
Please send me an e-mail with your comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Lantz, BA, MPA,
Managing Director, Collaborative Aging