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    Using non-medical home services to support older adults

    The number of Canadians aged 65 or older is expected to double within the next two decades, and the proportion of those over the age of 80 is expected to grow from 27.5% in 2012 to 32% in 2036.(1; 2) This trend holds true in British Columbia (which is where the request came from for this synthesis) where...

    Identifying the effects of using telecommunications technology to provide clinical care at a distance

    A number of current pressures on the health system, including an aging population, increased prevalence of chronic and co-morbid conditions, and increasing focus on patient self-management and patientcentred care, are driving interest in delivering care in new ways. With technology playing an increasingl...

    Identifying indicators and rates of poverty among older adults

    At any age living in poverty and economic insecurity affects all aspects of an individual`s well-being, but there is a unique burden for seniors given that it is often combined with challenges associated with aging, such as multimorbidity, reduced mobility and independence, and loss of community and soci...

    identifying tax benefits or incentives to reduce poverty among older adults

    Poverty reduction measures are an important approach to improving health and well-being.(2) A recent survey found that poverty among older adults was lower in 20 out of 35 OECD countries when compared to the population as a whole.(3) In Canada, while the prevalence of low income among older adults has de...

    Empowering caregivers to deliver home-based restorative care

    Canada, like most high-income countries, is experiencing an aging population, with those over 65 being on track to represent 25% of the Canadian population by 2050. This shift in population demographics is requiring significant changes in the delivery of health and social services including an increased ...