The Enhancing Care program provides practical skill-building and emotional support to help care partners deal with the stress and complexities of caregiving.
TEACH Group (Training Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home)
4 weekly group sessions, 1.5 hours per week, maximum 8 care partners per group. Virtual or in-person groups available.Focuses on common caregiving themes including:
Healthcare System Navigation
Coaches care partners in practical communication and coping skills. Provides opportunity to share and learn from other care partners.
CARERS Group (Coaching Advocacy Respite Education Relationship Simulation)
8 weekly group sessions, 2 hours per week, maximum 6 care partners per group. Virtual or in-person groups available.
Focuses on practical skills and emotional supports needed to care for people living with dementia. Teaches Problem Solving Techniques, a structured approach to address problems. Coaches care partners in communication skills through the use of Patient Simulation.
Provides strategies for keeping a meaningful relationship with the person living with dementia.
How to Participate
Contact Kelly Hutton, Enhancing Care Program Clinician to discuss how these programs may support your current caregiving situation at:
705-722-1066 ext. 233 or [email protected]
Learn more about the CARERS group from Enhancing Care Clinicians, Group Simulators, and former participants in this 16-part video series.
Learn more about Problem Solving Techniques used in CARERS group:
Learn more about Simulation used in CARERS group:
Hear from a past participant of a CARERS group:
For information on Enhancing Care Program locations across Ontario, visit carersontario.ca.