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Webinar - English

Considerations for a Move into Residential Care

Making the decision to relocate a parent, spouse or relative from home into residential care (RC) can be one of the most challenging decisions caregivers have to make.

This webinar will outline the findings of The Caregiver Journey project – a two-year research study that explored common experiences for caregivers managing such a move. Join Denise Cloutier and Taylor Hainstock to learn about the challenges families face when relocating a family member into RC, and key questions caregivers might consider during this transition.

The goal of this presentation is to recognize and reinforce the need for continued investment in caregiver education and support. From the experiences of caregivers, the Family Caregivers of BC (FCBC) community, and other patient advocacy groups, a Caregiver Journey brochure was developed as a meaningful tool or aid to support caregivers involved in moves to residential care. Knowing what to consider and expect upfront often makes an already difficult decision a bit more manageable.

  1. Denise Cloutier is a Professor in the Department of Geography and the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria. As a health and social geographer, her research interests relate to care and services for older adults both within the community and in facility-based settings. Her research has focused on those who live in rural environments, who are socially isolated, stroke-affected, at the end of life, and clients of home care and institutional long-term care. Her research supports the use of mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative), and has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and World Health Organization. Denise’s research is published in leading interdisciplinary and geographical journals such as the Journal of Gerontology, the Gerontologist, Progress in Human Geography, Social and Cultural Geography, Health and Place and Social Sciences and Medicine.

  1. Taylor Hainstock is the Patient Research Liaison for the BC SUPPORT Unit Vancouver Island Centre. She completed her Master of Arts Degree in the Social Dimensions of Health program at the University of Victoria in 2016. Taylor’s background is focused in the area of health and social service delivery systems, vulnerable populations, and healthy aging. Her passion for multidisciplinary health research is fundamentally rooted in every aspect of her academic and emerging professional career paths. She has a vested interest in working collaboratively with patients and stakeholders to foster positive healthcare system change. Twitter: @t_hainstock .

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