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The State of Caregivers Across the Globe
Supporting caregivers and the vital role they play in home care across Canada was the focus of a conference held recently in Toronto by the Canadian Home Care Association and its affiliate Carers Canada.
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How can Canada support informal caregivers?
A new white paper, Why Canada Needs to Better Care for Its Working Caregivers, produced by the National Institute of Ageing (NIA) at Ryerson University, examines the financial, social and personal health burdens borne by caregivers in Canada.
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Quebec Home Care Initiative Benefits Sick Seniors
A unique health care project in the province of Quebec, where nurses pay daily visits to sick seniors in their homes, is having clear results: two out of every three patients who have participated in the project have been able to avoid unnecessary hospital emergency admissions.
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Now is the time to fight for Canada's seniors

It’s a story that’s become all too common – Canadian seniors can’t get the care they need at home and are forced to leave. As part of a national seniors plan, we are recommending the development of specific principles for home care funding.
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Small space. Big idea.

With the cost of seniors residences rising and wait-lists for long-term facilities growing longer, an Ottawa-based company has turned an old concept into a new alternative.
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The goal is seniors who are healthy, active and living in the community

With the tagline “independence, activity and good health,” the provincial plan promotes wellness and prevention to improve equity, access and quality of care for the elderly.
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Canada’s 40,000 Indigenous seniors face particular challenges

Critics say that Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit Canadians over age 65 are paying for the lack of collaborative problem-solving between government departments and agencies.
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Prioritize the creation of alternatives to acute hospital care for Canada’s seniors

Canadian seniors would be healthier, and the health care system more effective, if an affordable, supportive housing strategy was in place throughout the country.
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Aging in Place

Whatever form it takes—spacious suburban bungalow or urban condo—our homes are more than roofs over our heads. We invest them with memories and emotions.
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Home care key factor as three provinces sign agreements with Ottawa

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador have joined with the federal government to sign separate deals on health care transfer payments, and it appears that increased funding for home care was a major selling point for all three.
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Ontario putting $100 million into home care aid

Ontario is making a $100-million infusion into its home care system this year that will include break times or respite for overworked caregivers looking after chronically-ill loved ones.
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CMA Pushes Home Care Fund

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is proposing the creation of an innovation fund to expand home care services as the best way to invest the $3 billion that the federal government has already pledged for urgently needed improvements in this area.
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Seniors want to age at home

Nadine Henningsen, Executive Director at the Canadian Home Care Association, speaking on how important homecare is to seniors.
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Better home care likely the key to better health care for all

Every day, physicians see first-hand the inefficiencies of a broken system trying to support our elderly. It’s commonplace for doctors to assign patients to gurneys in the hallway because hospitals are over capacity by mid-morning.
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Champlain CCAC launches New Home Care Innovation Centre

The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is launching a new Innovation Centre that will help more people stay at home longer, better support caregivers, and improve access to home health care technologies.
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New technologies - helping seniors age at home

Most people would agree that given the choice, they would prefer to grow old in the comfort of their own home. Thanks to technological advancements, seniors can live at home longer, while looking after their own health and remaining engaged members of their community.
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