Family Caregivers of BC is here to help healthcare professionals identify and support family caregivers in our community. Unpaid family caregivers are essential to the healthcare system. They provide 80 percent of the care, yet they are often not recognized or included as an important partner within the care team. Research shows that one third of family caregivers are in distress. They don’t feel seen or heard, and they are overworked and under supported. Our mission at FCBC is to educate and provide ways you can include and support caregivers as partners in care.
Family Caregivers of BC’s Caregiver RX program helps health care professionals support family caregivers through identification, education, outreach resources, and partnership. Health care professionals are critical to the success of emerging caregivers. Caregiver RX helps health care providers connect with our organization through our simple referral system, educational micro-webinars, and caregiver promotional materials. The program helps health care providers with strategies to build strong partnerships with family caregivers to help expedite care-recipient evaluation and prevent errors in care.
If you are a health care professional looking for ways to identify and refer family and friends caregivers to support, review our simple referral resources, and subscribe to our newsletter mailing list to receive updates on the Caregiver RX program.