Award Date: 2021
Project Lead(s): Stephanie Conant, Manager, Caregiver Wellness & Social Work at WoodGreen Community Services
Project Title: Supporting Caregivers from Ethnocultural Communities through Culturally Appropriate Tools and Resources, during COVID-19 and beyond
The Diverse Caregivers Access Program aims to develop, test, and deliver culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate resources for caregivers of people living with dementia in various ethnocultural communities. The program will increase access to affordable or free resources that are co-designed with caregiver stakeholders and frontline staff. These staff members will also act as ambassadors to disseminate vital information about caregiver self-care, COVID-19, and dementia care. During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, this project aims to improve caregivers’ experience with health and community service navigation and access, improve quality of life, reduce caregiver burden, and provide integrated care for people living with dementia.