Essential Together Tool: Identifying Strengths and Improvements to Reintegrate Essential Care Partners
Essential care partners are different from general visitors. While visitors have an important social role, they are not active partners in care. Essential care partners provide physical, psychological and emotional support, as deemed important by the patient. There is clear evidence that the presence of essential care partners benefits care, experience, safety and outcomes.
The Essential Together tool from Healthcare Excellence Canada can help health and care organizations to identify strengths and improvements to safely reintegrate essential care partners as part of care teams.