Caregivers in the Hills

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Mission
To promote positive partnerships between Caregivers and the healthcare community to ensure mutual respect, communication, and compassion.


About the program
As part of the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative, our Community Wellness Council identified unpaid caregiver identification as their #1 priority. As a result of this, our Collaborative developed the Caregivers in the Hills program to identifying caregivers in Dufferin & Caledon in order to “validate and recognize” their role, in assisting with the care of their loved one.

We are implementing a phased approach to introducing the Caregivers in the Hills identification badge.


Caregivers Wishlist
Our Community Wellness Council conducted two focus groups with past and present caregivers where lived experience was used to create a wish list of what this program could look like in our community. These wishes were captured in the below visual map. At the forefront are the wishes to feel validated, to simplify the caregiving process and to improve navigation, along with the importance of being recognized as part of the circle of care for their loved one.


Identifying Caregivers

The benefits of applying for a Caregivers in the Hills identification badge:

  • You will be recognized as a Caregiver by healthcare providers in the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative
  • It will give you confidence to ask questions to support your loved one
  • Providers will recognize you as a caregiver and it will provide validation of your role and presence in the healthcare setting

Facilitates you as a partner in care

Photo of Caregiver ID Badge

Mission
To promote positive partnerships between Caregivers and the healthcare community to ensure mutual respect, communication, and compassion.


About the program
As part of the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative, our Community Wellness Council identified unpaid caregiver identification as their #1 priority. As a result of this, our Collaborative developed the Caregivers in the Hills program to identifying caregivers in Dufferin & Caledon in order to “validate and recognize” their role, in assisting with the care of their loved one.

We are implementing a phased approach to introducing the Caregivers in the Hills identification badge.


Caregivers Wishlist
Our Community Wellness Council conducted two focus groups with past and present caregivers where lived experience was used to create a wish list of what this program could look like in our community. These wishes were captured in the below visual map. At the forefront are the wishes to feel validated, to simplify the caregiving process and to improve navigation, along with the importance of being recognized as part of the circle of care for their loved one.


Identifying Caregivers

The benefits of applying for a Caregivers in the Hills identification badge:

  • You will be recognized as a Caregiver by healthcare providers in the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative
  • It will give you confidence to ask questions to support your loved one
  • Providers will recognize you as a caregiver and it will provide validation of your role and presence in the healthcare setting

Facilitates you as a partner in care

Photo of Caregiver ID Badge

  • Please fill out this application form for the Caregivers in the Hills program. To successfully complete, you will need to have a photo of yourself prepared to upload for your Caregiver Identification Badge. This application may also be filled out over the phone. If you would prefer to do so, please call Caregivers in the Hills at 519-216-6671.

    We are currently only accepting applications from Caregivers who are supported by the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County, Dufferin Child and Family Services, and Dufferin Area Family Health Team. For updates on our future program expansion, please be sure to sign up for our newsletters (in the right column) and we will keep you informed.



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Page last updated: 25 November 2021, 09:46