Supporting an aging population includes developing new policies and ways of providing services that better integrate health and social care. It means exploring approaches that help people age in place safely, either at home or in their community. And it requires us to address gaps in the safety and quality of care received in different contexts, including by providing more support to healthcare workers.
Healthcare Excellence Canada believes all approaches to care must be built to meet the different needs and preferences of older adults across the country. Understanding and integrating their lived experiences are key to fostering safe, equitable care that benefits older adults and those who support them, including family members, essential care partners and care providers.
We believe safe, equitable and high-quality healthcare should be available to everyone in Canada, no matter their age or needs. That’s why we’re working to improve care of older adults in different contexts, including by: