WoodGreen Community Services in collaboration with the Ontario Health Team for East Toronto, East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), released an educational video series to assist unpaid caregivers caring for older adults. The video series is focused on ensuring caregivers get the help they need for their care recipients and themselves. Recognizing how difficult it can be to know where to find support, the videos share information on how caregivers can navigate the complexities of Ontario’s healthcare system.
The series includes 20 videos that share resources available in East Toronto. These videos were created in collaboration with experienced caregivers to ensure that the resources are relevant and. Video topics include:
- Planning for and managing hospital stays
- PSW care at home services
- Housing and right place of care options
- Legal considerations
- Available community programs and supports
14 additional videos feature three local caregivers who share their unique personal experiences and advice about being an unpaid caregiver. The videos are currently only available in English. However, they will be translated into additional languages in the near future to increase access and reach of these important resources.
All of the videos can be found on WoodGreen’s website (woodgreen.org/caregivers) and their YouTube channel. ETHP and WoodGreen have also created a written Caregiver Navigation Guide, which includes the transcripts of the videos, links to any resources mentioned, as well as a glossary of terms to define technical words, terms and abbreviations that may require additional clarification.