Auditor General’s Report: Homecare in Ontario fails to deliver on promise – failing patients in need

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2015 Toronto, ON: Homecare services in Ontario are failing to deliver on years of promises by the government and are failing patients in need, despite budgetary increases in recent years. The release of the AG report today validates the frustrations on the ground of older Ontarians and their […]

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Ontario Home and Community Care in Disarray and in Need of Reform

Home and community care has been heralded as a large part of the solution to allow people age at home and bring cost savings to the overall health system, but the current state of home and community care has yet to fully realize it’s acclaimed benefits. Two reports were recently released identifying the major systemic […]

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Burlington: Acclaim Health Dementia Information Series Spring 2015

Information posted March 6, 2015 Designed for family caregivers, this free eight week series will teach you how to care for a relative with dementia including Alzheimer disease, what to expect as the disease progresses, and which community resources are available to you. Sessions are led by experts and will be held Tuesday evenings, beginning April 14, at the Village of […]

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Orillia Couple Sentenced in Horrifying Elder Abuse Case

An Orillia couple found guilty of not providing proper care for an elderly woman will spend a year in jail. Diana and James Davy were found guilty in October 2014 on two counts of failing to provide the necessities of life for Diane’s mother – 76-year-old Viola Simonds. On Friday, the judge sentenced the Davy’s […]

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Ontario Update on Caregiver Leaves of Absence and Paramedics Community Care

Informal caregivers are increasingly serving an integral role within Canada’s healthcare system by providing care to family members and friends with chronic conditions, disabilities and other health needs, enabling them to recover from illness and age at home. There are over 8 million informal caregivers in Canada who are unpaid and are providing critical support […]

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CARP Ottawa Board Members for 2014-2015

The CARP Ottawa Board for 2014 -2015 (as of Oct 2014) Janet Gray, Chairperson Janet Gray is a Money Coach/Financial Planner with Money Coaches Canada and has been the Chair of the Ottawa Chapter of CARP since its start in January 2009. She enjoys learning about aging and also interacting with boomers and seniors in Ottawa. […]

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Canada doesn’t have your back: Free health care only goes so far, especially for some seniors

Patty Randall began caring for her 80-something parents in the 1990s. For the next decade, she learned the limits of the Canada Health Act and the merits of advanced care planning. Flying from her home in Vancouver to her parents place in Kelowna, B.C., for a week each month, she was both the long-distance care […]

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