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Rethinking long-term care for seniors in Canada

 

Most people hope to be able to age in their own home. But seniors and their families don’t always have that choice.

Four health care policy experts, Dr. Ivy Bourgeault, Dr. Robyn Tamblyn, Dr. Neena Chappell and Dr. Michel Grignon, believe it is time to rethink the philosophy behind long term care in Canada. Long term care for seniors needs to be taken more seriously and better reflect the needs and preferences of seniors.

Dr. Ivy Bourgeault is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Health Human Resource Policy which is jointly funded by Health Canada.
Dr. Robyn Tamblyn, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University.
Dr. Michel Grignon is an Associate Professor with the Departments of Economics and Health, Aging & Society at McMaster University, and Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA).
Neena L. Chappell, PhD, FRSC, holds a Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology and is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria.

Interview by Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, journalist intern at EvidenceNetwork.ca, and journalist with Radio-Canada.

This Podcast appeared in the Hill Times, National Newswatch and Epoch Times


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