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Caregiver-Centered Care: Foundational Learning

Document Type: Learning Module


Caregiver-centered care is a collaborative working relationship between families and health care professionals. This means supporting family caregivers in their caregiving role, decisions about services, care management, and advocacy.

Caregiver-centered care includes:

  • putting people at the center of care and respecting their values;
  • taking people‚Äôs preferences and expressed needs into account;
  • coordinating and integrating care;
  • customizing communication, information and education;
  • providing emotional support and eliminating fear and anxiety; and,
  • making sure people have access to appropriate care when they need it.

This learning module provides LPNs with the knowledge and skills required to interact with caregivers in all settings.