Loss of Family Caregivers Putting Ottawa Long-Term Care Residents and Others at Risk, Say Advocates

Saskia de Quaasteniet

Loss of Family Caregivers Putting Ottawa Long-Term Care Residents and Others at Risk, Say Advocates

Saskia de Quaasteniet
Article summary provided by Certified Caregiving Consultant, Saskia de Quaasteniet. Follow Saskia on Facebook at Family Caregiver Support in Canada and Caregiver Consulting and Coaching.

Despite the current challenge for family caregivers of not being able to visit their loved ones in long-term care, there is something positive happening. Health and community leaders are getting up-to-speed with their understanding of the essential role family caregivers play in the healthcare system. This article explores the opportunities for caregivers to become co-designers of policies and programs related to care. This increased awareness of caregiver expertise will ultimately have a global, ripple effect.

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