Posters, Aging Population

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population
By Dr. Marcus Hollander

Despite all the hype, the aging population adds a little less than one percent to the cost of healthcare per year.

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population
By Dr. Marcus Hollander

The major increase in costs for our healthcare system comes from wage increases, the use of new and more expensive technologies and other factors, but not as a result of an aging population.

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population
By Dr. Neena Chappell

Our health system is designed for a younger population and to treat acute illnesses. Yes we have an aging population that suffers primarily from chronic conditions best treated under a home care model.

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?
By Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

The architecture of our health system was created in the 1960s but we’ve had a demographic shift that’s been reversed since. Our health system needs to reflect our changing population and their needs

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?
By Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

You can’t wave a magic wand and have everything in the health system suddenly delivered by homecare without there being explicit consideration of how to deploy this homecare workforce

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?
By Gregory Huyer

Our health system has been designed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals – rather than having the patient at the centre

New Health Accord should reject per capita funding model — and consider frailty instead
By John Muscedere

The Health Minister should craft a new federal arrangement for health funding based on age — but should go one step further and include the more precise and evidence-based concept of “frailty”.”

New Health Accord should reject per capita funding model — and consider frailty instead
By John Muscedere

Our health system is scrambling to meet the needs of older individuals with multiple, simultaneous and often inter-related health and social issues that threaten their independence — the essence of frailty.

New Health Accord should reject per capita funding model — and consider frailty instead
By John Muscedere

Frailty is a better determinant of health outcomes and healthcare utilization than age alone

Will senior care in Canada break the bank? Will senior care break the bank?
By Michel Grignon

Approximately 20 percent of Canadians are one day going to need some form of high cost, long-term care. We need to have a publicly funded plan in place.


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