Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 18(3) October 2015 : 23-27.doi:10.12927/hcq.2015.24435
Delivering Care In The Community

Changing the Conversation with Home Care Clients

Anne Wojtak and Joy Klopp

Abstract

Traditional home care delivery involves executing tasks for clients within a limited timeframe. Five years ago, when surveys of clients of Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (TC CCAC) showed the lowest client experience levels across the 14 CCACs in Ontario, TC CCAC and its contracted Service Provider Organizations developed and implemented Changing the Conversation, a philosophy and framework that focuses on asking clients "what is most important" to them and then using that information as the basis for how care is delivered. Changing the Conversation has made a measurable difference to clients' experiences and has now expanded to other parts of the province and the country. It has been recognized as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada.

 

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