Caregiver Centered Care is person-centered care for family caregivers. It is about a collaborative working relationship between families and health and community care professionals. This means supporting family caregivers in their caregiving role, decisions about services, care management, and advocacy.
Family Caregivers play a critical role in our healthcare system. We all need to identify, engage, and support family caregivers, but it is not always easy to understand how. A person-centered approach means respecting and meaningfully involving the care receiver’s family caregiver in the planning and delivery of supportive services while also recognizing and addressing the family caregiver's own needs, preferences, and wellbeing. Ultimately, the aim is to integrate family caregivers as partners in care.