Episode 3, Part 1: Care as We Age - Transforming Long-term Care

Designing a Humane Future

23-11-2021 • 1 hr 4 mins

In this two-part episode, we’ll focus on long-term care and how we can better support individuals as they age. Cracks in the long-term care system in Canada were visible long before the pandemic. COVID just further amplified the failures in a system meant to support and care for the most vulnerable. The question is: Will this finally be the impetus need for real change to happen? And if so, what will it look like and how do we get there?

We will examine the overarching challenges of the long-term care system in Canada and will explore various innovative solutions aimed to provide appropriate care and good quality of life at various stages of aging. You will hear interviews with various stakeholders involved with approaches that offer care that is attuned to individuals’ needs at each stage of ageing.

Learn more about those interviewed in this two-part episode by visiting the following links (in order of appearance):

Dr. Samir Sinha Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics and Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health and the University Health Network  Professor of Medicine, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto and Adjunct Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine https://www.sinaihealth.ca/team/dr-samir-sinha/ https://nationalseniorsstrategy.ca/about-us/

Louise Bardswich Co-founder/owner, Golden Girls of Port Perry https://goldengirlsportperry.ca/

JC Gilbert Deputy Chief, Operations, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services https://www.simcoe.ca/paramedicservices/Pages/Community-Paramedicine-Home-Visit-Program.aspx https://youtu.be/6FAsCJoui1w

Dr. Mark Nowaczynski Clinical Director, House Calls Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto https://www.seniorshousecalls.ca/

Candace Chartier CEO, Providence Living https://prcc.providencehealthcare.org/our-sites-services/providence-living-place-together-sea