An empowering training tool for home care workersUniversity Health Network, University of Guelph and Western University Brand development | Video production | [LR to review]
‘Out at Home’ is an educational video created for the University Health Network in association with the University of Guelph and Western University. Developed for use in training for those who work with the aging LGBTQ+ population in their home, including nurses, personal social workers, and other home care providers. Currently, no formal education exists surrounding the care of individuals from this marginalized and vulnerable community, which has led to substandard care and treatment.
Sharing heartfelt stories.
The video is an engaging introduction to this important topic, providing insight into the history and background of the LGBTQ+ community and how this has impacted them as they’ve aged. It shares heartfelt stories of how poor home care has affected them and how it needs to change. It also contextualizes practical information from other care workers in the industry on what should be improved, how to go about it, and how simple it all is. The dramatizations directly illustrate what good care looks like and helps to humanize the topic into relatable scenarios. These elements come together to establish an effective training tool that is approachable, respectful and thought-provoking.