If you see patients living with complex, chronic disease or frailty due to aging, you will likely see their family or friend caregivers too. In those moments – in as little as 10 seconds – you have the opportunity to enhance your impact by connecting with those family caregivers.
Evidence shows that caregivers who are supported earlier in their caregiving journey are better able to maintain their caregiving role. Our health system relies on family caregivers to provide about 80% of the care patients need. When we extend support for caregivers we support better outcomes for patients. It’s that simple.
In this webinar, Gerontologist Wendy Johnstone of Family Caregivers of BC will share concrete steps on how to offer support that fits into a busy schedule, including:
• Easy to use strategies to provide support and resources along the caregiving trajectory.
• The Caregiver RX “10-second hand-off” that anyone can do and making referrals online, in Pathways or faxing.
Working together as a care team, healthcare professionals are in a great position to help family caregivers – particularly when they time it right!