There are many senior living options for aging seniors. At SeniorGuidance.org, they are dedicated to helping seniors, their loved ones and their caregivers to find appropriate senior facilities and communities that may be of interest to seniors who are looking to retire or need special care.

Late in life immigrants are often at risk of psychological stress, and social isolation because of language barriers, small social networks, and cultural differences from their host society. It has been noted that the social networks of those who migrate late in life tend to be very limited. The present study suggests that better family relation, social networking, financial support, and accessing health care would be the key to address the problem.

Don’t feel ready to seek out support and get out of your isolation? For many immigrants talking about feelings and seeking help is a challenge they must first overcome in order to feel less isolated.

Social isolation is a reality experienced by many seniors and particularly immigrant and refugee seniors. Even though it is not easy to recognize, it has significant health, social, and economic consequences. The Government of Canada has taken an active interest in the issue of social isolation as have provincial governments. At the community level, several organizations individually and in partnerships, have been actively engaged in offering programs and services to seniors at risk for social isolation.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to age friendly communties (AFC).  Topics covered include AFC and the health of older adults, dementia friendly communities, housing options for older adults, community planning, resources to plan, implement and evaluate AFC initiatives, and more. 4 pages. 

This chapter of Women in Canada examines many aspects related to senior women in Canada, including their socio-demographic characteristics, life expectancy, living arrangements, social participation, Internet use, health, assistance with daily living and leading causes of death, as well as economic characteristics such as their labour force participation and income. The focus will be on recent patterns, with discussion of historical trends where appropriate, including selected analysis by ethnocultural diversity, Aboriginal identity and geographic region.

This In-Person and Live Webcast Event is targeted at those working in all areas within the health care sector.  Topics include Patients First and Legislation, Coordinating the Implementation of SFH Improvements, Integrating Senior Friendly Care Across the Continuum, Patient Engagement, Making Senior Friendly Care a National and International Priority, ACE Success and Challenges, and more.  Click here to register.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Have you been involved in a mass interinstitutional relocation - moving staff and residents together from one residential long-term care (LTC) home to another?

If so, you have experiential expertise that could inform the development of national guidelines. We are completing a synthesis of the literature on this topic, and need experts to provide feedback, experiential evidence, and know how, to ensure these guidelines are accurate, useful, and effective for supporting resident and staff well-being during transitions.

This presentation describes a framework for assessing the extent to which senior friendly principles are present in hospitals and the results of a recent survey of all hospitals in Ontario. The new Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria is the first purpose-build Senior Friendly Hospital in Canada. Some of the environmental design features incorporated in it are illustrated.

Living Longer, Living Well: Highlights and Key Recommendations icon

In January 2012, the province launched Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care. It established a new direction for the province’s health care system, with a focus on equity, quality, access, value, and choice to ensure Ontarians receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The Action Plan highlighted the development of a Seniors
Strategy as a way to establish sustainable best practices and policies at a provincial level that could in turn support the local delivery of health, social, and community care services with a focus on helping older Ontarians to stay healthy and stay at home longer.

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