About the Course
Caregiving Essentials is a free, 8 week online course for people who are informal or family caregivers for older adults. The training is delivered entirely online and you will be able to work through the online training at your own pace and when it is convenient for you. The link to register can be found at the end of this survey.
This course is designed to for people who are in an informal caregiving role in the province of Ontario. However, you are welcome to take the course if your circumstances are different. Currently, the course has been developed in English (we hope to be able to translate into other languages in the future), so we are looking for participants who are comfortable writing and communicating in English.
Topics covered will include:
- Adopting the caregiver role, including legal and financial information
- How to navigate the health care system and get the supports you need.
- How to take care of yourself so you can care for someone else
- Health and Medical information
You will be guided through online modules, invited to share your experiences through online discussions, and prompted to create a caregiver action plan to prepare yourself and your care recipient for expected and unexpected situations in the future. There are no assignments or grades in the course, but there are embedded quizzes to check your knowledge. We recommend spending 30 - 90 minutes/week on the content.
About this Survey
In this survey, we will ask you for some information about yourself, your care recipient and your contact information. The link to register will be provided at the end of this survey.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Caregiving Essentials program is offered by McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, and THRIVE group.
The program was initially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Seniors Affairs. It continues to be delivered through support from the Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario and Desire2Learn.
There are 9 questions in this survey.