Working with Healthcare Professionals

Health care partnering is essential to successful home care. As a caregiver, you are an important part of the health care team. It’s a big job – 80 percent of patient care is given by informal or family caregivers in the community so you are the eyes, ears, and hands for health care professionals. As a caregiver, you will work with health care professionals like doctors, nurses and personal support workers – just to name a few. You may become the communicator, coordinator, advocate, decision-maker, and coach of your care recipient. In this video, you will learn how to best build a relationship with these health care professionals.