Many people caring for older relatives or close friends feel alone and overwhelmed in their caregiving journey, which can lead to their own emotional, physical health and financial concerns. And research shows that 1 in 4 (25%) family caregivers say it is very difficult to get affordable services in their loved ones' community to help with their care.
Patients who received support from community health workers (CHWs) – trained local residents who provide tailored support to high-risk patients– had 30 percent fewer hospital admissions in one year compared to those who did not receive CHW support.
A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a public health worker who is a trusted member of the community. This trusting relationship allows us to serve as a link between healthcare, social services, and community members to increase access to services and improve health management.
In our role as CHWs we improve clients' ability to manage their health through a series of activities including outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.
CHW will visit you at your home to provide extra support. The CHW will bring various resources to help ensure you receive the services and support needed to improve your well-being.
Your CHW will help you: