State of the Industry-NUMBER ONE ISSUE

Mar 16, 2017

“From the long-term care sector perspective, the largest issue is around the fact that we do have such a rapidly aging population and the long-term financial sustainability of the sector would be a critical one in terms of funding and ensuring that there is adequate funding in the system in order to address the needs of the aging population.” –DANIEL FONTAINE

“A lot of these issues, having a space for innovation and out of the box approaches and having the resources to develop those is a really important thing.” –JODI HALL

“Families are dealing with a health crisis and then we hit them with this bureaucracy.” –ANDRE PICARD

“It’s hard to pinpoint one because there are a lot of issues facing long-term care that we need to resolve if we are to ensure that we have a sustainable sector. One of the top ones is updating infrastructure. In Ontario alone, nearly 40% of homes are either at or nearing the end of their functional life.” –CANDACE CHARTIER

“The people coming through our doors require a full slate of physiological, psychosocial, cognitive assessment, training and intervention. This wasn’t the case even ten years ago.” –DEBRA BOUDREAU

“Families bring their loved ones into long-term care with incredibly high expectations about the level of service they’ll receive. And yet, the way the system is funded. It really cannot meet those expectations. We work hard to meet those expectations, but there is a disconnect.” –DAVID CHEPERDAK

“I think it’s the one thing we can’t do anything about and that’s demographics. People are living longer; the sheer volume of what’s coming at us is pretty daunting. It’s the combination of demographics and the need for a lot of money.” –DARRYL PLECAS


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THE PARTICIPANTS

WHAT IS THE MOST POSITIVE THING ABOUT THE INDUSTRY?

WHAT DOES THE GOVERNMENT NEED TO DO TO IMPROVE LTC IN CANADA?

HOW SHOULD THE LTC INDUSTRY RISE ABOVE NEGATIVE MEDIA PERCEPTIONS?

WHAT DOES THE EVOLUTION OF LTC LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE?

WHY DO YOU ENJOY WORKING IN LONG-TERM CARE?

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