Balancing Work and Care: Strategies for Meaningful Employment
April 5th, 20221:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET, online April 5th is National Caregiver Day when we recognize the nearly 8 million Canadians who care for family and friends who have chronic health conditions, disabilities or functional limitations. Combining care work and paid work is the norm for many employed Canadians, with caregivers making up […]
Advancing Senior Care
Hosted by: Advantage OntarioApril 20-21, 2022, online An inspiring online education and networking event for Ontario’s not-for-profit long-term care and seniors’ housing community.
CanAge signs letter in support of senior living with dementia barred from long-term care
On March 22, CanAge co-signed a letter written to ON Health Minister Christine Elliott in support of Krishan Kukreja, a 96-year-old man with dementia who is nearing end-of-life but is unable to access a long-term care bed because he does not have an OHIP number. Mr. Kukreja’s case is tragic and unacceptable but, unfortunately, not […]
Conversations on Social Inclusion: Technology and Aging
Thurs, Mar 31, 20227:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST Whether in a hospital, at home or long-term care, the aim is to have older adults live healthy and independent lives. Age-Tech “smart technologies” help to transform the care that adults and older adults receive. Join us for a conversation on the need and role of […]
Infographic: Person-centred language
Ontario CLRI (Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-term Care) published this helpful infographic for how to swap words for more “person-centred” options. Using person-centred language has been shown to improve quality of care and life for long-term care residents.
CanAge urges Ontario government to mandate bathroom grab bars in newly built homes
CanAge undersigned a letter to the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, urging for universal grab bars in showers and bathtubs to be made mandatory in the next edition of Ontario’s building code. This change would allow more seniors to age safely at home, as injuries caused by falls in bathrooms are extremely common. […]
Give your input on new standards for infection prevention & control in long-term care
Our CEO Laura Tamblyn Watts is a member of Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)’s Technical Subcommittee on Long-Term Care Homes, which is creating new national standards of infection prevention and control (IPAC) in long-term care (aka CSA Z8004, Operation and infection prevention and control of long-term care homes). The public is now being invited to […]
Public invited to review new national long-term care standards
HSO (Health Standards Organization) is inviting members of the general public to review its newly drafted National Long-Term Care Services Standard. A report capturing the findings of the public survey to inform the standard has also been published. The survey received more than 16,000 responses. We encourage you to review these new standards and make […]
Podcast: CanAge CEO talks pandemic lessons learned about eldercare
Our CEO Laura sat down with Susan Ryan, senior director of The Green House Project (GHP) to discuss what the pandemic has taught us about eldercare, and what needs to be done to empower residents to age with dignity.
New survey aims to improve supports for older people with care needs
A new survey commissioned by the European Union is seeking to understand how people view care for older people with support needs and how they assess long-term care systems, more generally. How do people want those close to them or themselves to be looked after, should they need it? What are their experiences with receiving […]