By Kapil Khimdas and Danyaal Raza aging, aging population, Canada, Canada Health Act, Health system, home care, long-term housing, Patient's First Act
It’s time to organize care in communities so that patients stay healthier and fewer need expensive hospital treatment It’s no secret: Ontario is getting older. The number of seniors in our province has been steadily increasing and over the next twenty years, will double. Including factors like increased use of health services and evolving technology, […]
By Margaret McGregor and Lisa Ronald Canada, fewer hours of care, home care, nursing home, Privatization, public resources, quality of care, seniors, staffing
Quality care for seniors in nursing home at risk A version of this commentary appeared in the Toronto Star, Waterloo Region Record and Vancouver Province Late last year, a large trans-national insurance company, Anbang, announced its intention to purchase a majority interest in Retirement Concepts, a Canadian for-profit nursing home chain. Retirement Concepts currently receives funding from a […]
By Verena Menec Canada, home care, nursing home, seniors, Winnipeg Free Press
How many nursing beds are needed in Canada to care for frail, elderly people with high care needs? That’s a question that policy makers across the country are grappling with, given the aging population and especially the rapidly growing number of very elderly people over the age of 85.