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Newfoundland and Labrador Paid Family Caregiving Program

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Access to home care support is a national issue with different provincial solutions seeking to allow more people in need of care to access support services in the comfort of their homes. Newfoundland and Labrador Paid Family Caregiving Option is charting a new course to enhance long term care and community support services by offering persons in need of care … Read more

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CARP Assisted Dying Poll Report

CARP Assisted Dying Poll Report

Key Findings October 17, 2014: The vast majority of CARP members approve of legalizing assisted dying, and they have for years, no matter how the question is asked. Agreement is increasing in recent years, as well. Two thirds of members would consider assisted dying for themselves if they were terminally ill, and a fifth know someone who has had assistance … Read more

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The Feds Are Failing Canada’s Seniors

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  At the 2014 Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown, PEI, provincial and territorial premiers, once again called for a National Plan on seniors’ health care; nor were they the only ones ‎advocating this. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), the Canadian Health Coalition (CHC), and the Canadian Association of Retired Teachers (CART) have been vocal about the need for … Read more

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CARP’s Flags Raised Across the Country

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Happy National Seniors Day! On October 1st 2014, CARP Chapters across the country raised CARP flags at their city halls and in their communities to celebrate National Seniors Day. Many chapters invited their local elected leaders and representatives to join the flag raising events to recognize the valuable contributions of older Canadians and the need to improve the quality of … Read more

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CARP hosts An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying: To be Aired on The Zoomer on October 20th

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  CARP held an adult conversation on medically assisted dying on September 26, 2014. It was filmed as a special episode for The Zoomer, which will be aired on Vision TV on October 20, 2014. The conversation called for Canadians and politicians to have adult conversations on end of life and medically assisted dying, an important issue many Canadian families … Read more

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Roadmap to a Rational Pharmacare Policy in Canada

Roadmap to a Rational Pharmacare Policy in Canada

The consensus supporting universal pharmacare has expanded, yet government action has been minimal in addressing the increasing costs and uneven access to drugs. Unlike most countries with universal healthcare, drugs in Canada are largely paid for privately, either through private insurance or out-of-pocket. In A Roadmap to a Rational Pharmacare Policy in Canada, a report written by Marc-André Gagnon, an … Read more

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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Polls Apart

The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Polls Apart

By A. Boomer A. Boomer is a CARP member who shares his experiences growing up middle aged, every two weeks in the CARP ActionOnline newsletter. He is back by popular demand with his new blog, The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up, after completing his previous blog, the Caregiver’s Diary, which concluded upon the death of the parents for whom … Read more

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Act on dementia: Open Letter to Health Ministers, Paradigm Shift needed: CARP Policy Paper released

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 29, 2014 Toronto, ON: As the federal and provincial Health Ministers meet in Banff this week, CARP released an open letter calling on Ministers of Health to take action on dementia to help Canadians live a good quality of life with dementia. CARP also released its policy position paper that calls for a paradigm shift in … Read more

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Susan Eng blogs on HuffPost Living, Top 10 Reasons Not to Start a War With Seniors

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For no good purpose, some people want to start a war on seniors. At the risk of giving them more air time than they deserve, one media organ calls seniors already too wealthy for any more government attention and another calls for public largesse to be lavished on his group instead. Before taking up the pitchforks, here are ten things to consider: 10. Seniors … Read more

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As dementia sets in, artists still recall drawing from memory

As dementia sets in, artists still recall drawing from memory

Editor’s Note: We found this story particularly interesting and promising and wished to share it with our readers.  This finding seems consistent with other discoveries about the preserving effect of creativity on the mind and the potential of music therapy in treating dementia patients.  This story was published by Global News on August 22nd, 2014.  TORONTO – She couldn’t remember … Read more

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