Presentation on theme: "Elisabeth Antifeau & Marian Krawczyk THE CAREGIVER TOOLKIT: THE B.C. INTERIOR HEALTH AUTHORITY EXPERIENCE."— Presentation transcript:
Elisabeth Antifeau & Marian Krawczyk THE CAREGIVER TOOLKIT: THE B.C. INTERIOR HEALTH AUTHORITY EXPERIENCE
Over 742,000 residents of the Southern Interior B.C. Large geographic area covering almost 216,000 square kilometres Elisabeth Antifeau: Clinical Coordinator/Practice Lead, Special Populations, Community Integrated Health Services 15 Practice Leads in total, 3 per 5 portfolios: Community Care, Mental Health, Aboriginal Health, Promotion and Prevention and Primary Health/Chronic Disease Management Responsible for system-wide planning Beginning a ‘management independent’ planning process for horizontal integration – 1 st meeting March 27, 2012 Offer a series of workshops on the Caregiver Toolkit (in conjunction with other resources) INTERIOR HEALTH AUTHORITY: CONTEXT
Facing the same issues as many other health authorities: Geographically large and diverse (challenging to meet) Constraints financially, temporally and in professional capacity “Siloing”: Vertical integration functional, lack of horizontal integration Many practice alignment projects Lack of complete community supports Inappropriate and/or early residential care admissions Enormous pressure to deflect and defer residential admissions Large ALC population Need consolidated care strategy across silos Barrier for home discharge is caregiver burnout; in part due to system neglect HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION INITIATIVE
“Caregivers are important members of the care plan and health team”. General discussion for generating ideas, networks and knowledge at: Staff meetings Workshops Conferences Clinical consults Organization-Specific Knowledge Transfer Between clinicians within discipline Between clinicians across disciplines Between clinicians and administrators Between clinicians and caregivers WHY USE THE CGPL?
“We’re really looking for different resources we can apply across our system as we develop”. To include caregiver voice, perspectives and needs To build capacity For developing initiatives in system redesign To develop practice standards To develop front-line case management To identify the gaps To identify opportunities to work together To address the gaps to change outcome for clients and families To look at commonalities and linkages, sharing experience and knowledge WHY USE THE CGPL?
“I see the CGPL as a tool to development of programs and policy, and the SPRG as central to the education of case managers”. Four proposals currently in various stages of submission Respite Caregiver self-management Post-discharge Community nursing innovation PROJECTS & INITIATIVES
Horizontal integration (Practice) Generate discussion Knowledge transfer Capacity-building Facilitation of care planning across silos Patient-focused project initiatives for system redesign (Policy) Program design and implementation Need to ask: “Is there a caregiver?” “What is their role?” “Do we have any indicators?” To ‘profile’ caregivers using existing data to identify and begin to address gaps to change outcome for clients and families Future Research To develop research questions To ensure the perspective and needs of caregivers, not just clients Evaluation PROJECTS & INITIATIVES
Successes Easy to use as a ‘reminder’ document Challenges Lack of time Many competing initiatives Lack of awareness of the importance of caregivers Tips Be patient Use concrete examples BENEFITS, CHALLENGES & TIPS
A series of webinar workshops (to be determined) Goals of workshops: To introduce and use three resources: The Dementia Policy Lens (DPL), The Seniors Mental Health Policy Lens (SMPL), and The Caregiver Policy Lens (CGPL). To facilitate Integrated Team’s ability to develop consistent practice standards across portfolios through horizontal integration initiatives and collaboration. For more information: Elisabeth Antifeau Marian Krawczyk NEXT STEPS