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People protest outside the Tendercare Living Centre long-term-care facility in Scarborough, Ont. on Dec. 29, 2020. This LTC home has been hit hard by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Enabling better aging: The 4 things seniors need, and the 4 things that need to change

Canadians are living longer, but are they living well? The challenges to aging well go beyond the problems in long-term care. Substantial change to Canada's support service systems is long overdue.
Image: Kathleen Brasher

Aged care isn’t working, but we can create neighbourhoods to support healthy ageing in place

If Australia created more age-friendly neighbourhoods — which really are more liveable for everyone — then we wouldn't have to rely so heavily on underfunded, substandard aged-care homes.
Participants attend a vigil for COVID-19 victims at the Orchard Villa long-term care home in Pickering, Ont. in June 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The coronavirus exposes the perils of profit in seniors’ housing

COVID-19 has shown that what's known as financialization in seniors housing has intensified the profit-seeking approach of private owners, with harmful outcomes for residents and workers alike.
Life Care Center in Washington state was at the center of the U.S. outbreak back in early March. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Why some nursing homes are better than others at protecting residents and staff from COVID-19

While nursing homes have accounted for more than half of COVID-19 deaths in some states, they've barely been a factor in others. Three experts explain why.
Home health worker Mass Joof adjusts the pillow for Eric McGuire in Franklin, Mass., on March 25, 2020. Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

How coronavirus could forever change home health care, leaving vulnerable older adults without care and overburdening caregivers

Home health care is a much trickier question after COVID-19, and that becomes an issue for millions of older people who rely on home health care, as well as the workers who care for them.
Chuck Sedlacek, a patient at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, smiles through a window at his children. Chuck has tested positive for the coronavirus. Getty Images / Karen Ducey

Preventing COVID-19 from decimating nursing home residents requires spending money and improving infection control

Nursing homes in the U.S. are not ready to care for coronavirus patients. Things need to change -- fast.

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