An identification system for caregivers
Caregiver identification, or ID, is a visual way to acknowledge and identify caregivers in care settings. It also does the following:
- Offers family caregivers the freedom to choose to be identified as such and to preserve their role as a family member distinct from that of caregiver.
- Reinforces the voluntary, free and revocable nature of their involvement.
- Promotes the involvement of the family caregiver as a partner in care.
In no case does the identification system replace or override the status of legal representative, curator, guardian, substitute decision-maker, or first responder.
Who are caregivers?
Anyone who provides physical, psychological, or psychosocial support to a loved one with a disability.
If you have any questions about the Partners in Care initiative, please contact Anaïs Fortin-Maltais, Caregivers’ Circle coordinator, by phone at 581-446-7476 or by email.
Adapted from resources developed by the Ontario Caregiver Organization