Scaling Up Shared Decision-making in Home and Community Care in Canada

The growing needs for and options in home and community care will translate into more decisions, and more types of decisions, being made by older adults. Shared decision-making is a collaborative process whereby health and social care providers support individuals in making decisions informed by the best available evidence and what matters most to them. Promising shared decision-making tools and training programs have been developed to help home- and community-care teams support older adults, including their families and caregivers. This dialogue addressed some of the challenges associated with scaling up shared decision-making in home and community care.