By Nicole F. Bernier Canada’s healthcare system, Canadian healthcare system, chronic care, cost of drugs, drug cost, drug overuse, over-prescribing, prescribing, prescription, seniors, seniors assistance
Four years ago, at age 84, my dad survived a severe stroke. The downside is that during his hospital stay this otherwise fit person was put on a drug regimen and has been taking nine prescription drugs a day ever since.
By Nicole F. Bernier Canada’s healthcare system, Canadian healthcare system, chronic care, family, homecare, informal caregivers, National homecare system, seniors, seniors assistance, unpaid caregivers, unpaid caregiving
The phenomenon is not exactly marginal: according to a recently released government report, one in every three workers in Canada is assisting a chronically disabled person — many of them seniors — with transportation, household maintenance or day-to-day tasks.
By Affordable care cost act, chronic care, community care, homecare, long-term care, medical care, National homecare system, Podcasts, senior care costs, seniors, seniors assistance, seniors living conditions, social assistance, virtual communication
Will the cost of senior care in Canada one day break the bank? Probably not, contrary to common perceptions.
By chronic care, community care, homecare, long-term care, medical care, National homecare system, Podcasts, seniors, seniors assistance, seniors living conditions, social assistance, virtual communication
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.
By Harvey Lazar access to health care, Canadian health care, Canadian medicare, chronic care, health care policy, Kirby report, medicare, prescription drugs, provincial medical associations, Romanow report, unions
Almost continuously since the second half of the 1990s, Canadians have pointed to health care as their largest national concern and the issue that should receive the greatest attention from Canada’s leaders. Polls taken over the last decade or so have found that health care is typically the highest priority among voters.