Since intensive care units (ICU) were created in hospitals more than a half a century ago, there has been a steady decline in death rates for individuals who are critically ill and require life support. That’s significant and meaningful progress, and it’s thanks to the pioneering work of many doctors, nurses and researchers who have […]
Canadians 65 years and older now outnumber children 14 years and under, which means our needs as a society are changing. We are succeeding in shifting the aging curve through preventive interventions and better public health — that’s good news. But the changing demographic is causing strains in our health and social care supports. How […]
Older Canadians living with frailty tell us what they need to live better Within a decade, the number of frail, elderly Canadians will double. What does getting old look like in Canada? We need to start listening to the people with lived experiences of frailty and aging in planning and providing care, say Dr. Kathy […]
Écouter la voix des personnes fragilisées dans la prise de décision en matière de soins de santé : à quelles fins?
Un système de soins mieux coordonné et davantage de soutien communautaire et à domicile, voici les principales priorités des Canadiens âgés Aujourd’hui, plus d’un million de Canadiens sont fragilisés sur le plan médical, soit environ 25 pour cent des personnes âgées de plus de 65 ans et 50 pour cent de celles âgées de plus de 85 ans. Le […]
Older Canadians say their top priorities are better coordinated care systems and more community and home-based supports Today, over one million Canadians are medically frail — approximately 25 per cent of those over age 65 and 50 per cent past age 85. The aging of Canadian society and the growing number of older adults living […]
Malnutrition a common problem for patients entering health care facilities in Canada – costing the system $2 billion annually “You are what you eat,” or so the saying goes. We use this axiom in our developed country, where obesity is often top of mind, to remind ourselves that overeating will lead to a less healthy […]