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About the Caregivers in the Hills Program
As part of the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative’s Community Wellness Council identified unpaid caregiver identification as highest priority.
In response, our Collaborative developed the Caregivers in the Hills program to identify unpaid caregivers in Dufferin County and Caledon. The purpose of the identification badge is to validate and recognize the role of unpaid caregivers as they assist in the care of their loved one(s).
Caregivers in the Hills is FREE to join and welcomes applications from all unpaid caregivers in Dufferin County and Caledon.
Each member is given a unique Caregivers in the Hills identification badge that may be used in health and social care settings to ensure care providers know you are a caregiver. In addition, participating businesses in Dufferin-Caledon may offer discounts and benefits when the badge is presented.
The benefits of applying for a Caregivers in the Hills identification badge
To promote positive partnerships between unpaid Caregivers and the health care community to ensure mutual respect, communication, and compassion.
Community Business Partners
Take a look at the local businesses in Orangeville, Caledon and surrounding areas that have graciously donated offerings to help recognize our caregivers. Perks like discounts, gifts, or gift certificates help our members feel noticed and valued when they show their ID badge in the community and health care settings. If you own a local business and are interested in being a partner we would love to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (519) 216-6671.
10% off each visit (regularly priced accessories)
Every member who purchases a ticket, will receive a complimentary ticket for their loved one
Our Community Wellness Council conducted two focus groups with past and present caregivers where lived experience was used to create a wish list of what this program could look like in our community. A visual map captures the list, beginning with a wish to feel validated, to simplify the caregiving process and to improve navigation, highlighting the importance of being recognized as part of the circle of care for their loved one.