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  • Senior Ambassadors: Senior Abuser Signs and Symptoms (SASS)

    Thanks to the generosity of the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are privileged to be able to start The Senior Ambassadors: Senior Abuser Signs and Symptoms (SASS) Program.  The role of an Ambassador is to expand awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse. For the last few weeks I have been attending a course given by JSA to prepare volunteers to become Ambassadors. We...

  • The Battle Lines Are Drawn

    This decision has been trumpeted as a victory by advocates of privatization and two-tiered health care. However, other provincial governments understand it as being limited to the application of the Quebec Charter and to the province of Quebec. Herein lies the dilemma.


    Caring for a senior in a B.C. hospital costs the taxpayer between $825 and $1,968 daily, compared with $200 for long-term residential care…. Canadian Medical Association (CMA) chief, wants Ottawa to work with other levels of government to develop a national strategy for seniors’ care, with an early contribution of $2.3 billion to help provinces invest in more long-term...

  • Homes for aged have come a long way, baby

    For the first time, by 2017, Canada will be home to more people older than 65 than children under 15.
    The demographic shift has already been marked by an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases, resulting in the larger number of long-term care residents with multiple complex diagnoses.


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