Caring and caregiving for a person living with dementia

Caring and Caregiving for a Person Living with Dementia: January 25th at 5:30 PM ET.

A free online public event, January 25, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) will present a free virtual public event focusing on research and the experiences of people who care for people living with dementia. The event will take place online, […]

Homeshare program connects older and younger Canadians under 1 roof

Canada HomeShare is a non-profit intergenerational housing program delivered by the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE). The program matches older adult home providers with post secondary students to live together. In exchange for affordable rent ($400-$600 paid directly to their home provider per month) students contribute up to seven hours of […]

Ontario’s refusal to mandate vaccination in health care puts long-term care at risk

Today, Premier of Ontario Doug Ford announced the Province won’t mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers. CanAge firmly opposes this shortsighted decision, as it will compel unvaccinated workers to leave already understaffed long-term care homes (where vaccination is required) to work in hospitals. At a time when the long-term care sector has lost an estimated […]

Your questions answered: October Edition

We constantly receive important questions from our members and always do our best to respond quickly and directly. Recently, we starting inviting people to submit their questions in our monthly newsletter, and their permission to share the answers on our website for the benefit of others. Here are some recent questions we’ve received from people […]

CanAge speaks at Canadian Society of Nutrition Management Symposium

We recently had the privilege of speaking at the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management Symposium about health and nutrition in long-term care homes. Watch a full recording of the session below!

New ON Long-term Care Legislation is promising, but vague in important areas

CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, is warning that while today’s newly announced long-term care legislation in Ontario takes several steps forward in critical areas for care in homes, it lacks clarity on many important details.  Long-Term Care Minister Rod Phillips introduced many long-awaited changes. This legislation embeds the roadmap toward ensuring four hours of […]

Ageing At Home: Is It An Affordable Option?

Ageing at Home: Is it an Affordable Option?

On Oct 18th, CanAge CEO Laura Tamblyn Watts sat on a panel of experts for a live event hosted by the Empire Club of Canada: “Ageing at Home: Is it an Affordable Option?”. The event was a hosted by esteemed journalist and author, Peter Mansbridge. About the Event The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have […]

PODCAST: Coming of Age – Meeting the needs of our ageing population

Podcast: Coming of Age

CanAge recently appeared on Coming of Age, a podcast by Ontario Long-term Care Association CEO, Donna Duncan. By 2030, Canada will be home to 9.5 million seniors, making up 23 percent of all Canadians. With the baby boom generation aging, the challenge of providing adequate seniors’ care in the future looms. Are we ready? In […]

CanAge CEO joins advisory board developing national standards for personal care providers

On September 1st, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) announced that it will be leading the development of a national occupational standard (NOS) for personal care providers (also called personal support workers, health care aides, and other titles). CanAge CEO Laura Tamblyn Watts has been appointed to the National Advisory Board guiding the development of these […]

CanAge submits to federal committee on the use of facial recognition technology to improve seniors’ care

CanAge, in collaboration with AGE-WELL (Canada’s Technology and Aging Network), recently made a submission to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics’ study on the use and impact of facial recognition technology. The purpose of this briefing is to highlight the valuable role that facial recognition technology (FRT) can play in helping […]

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