Don’t Move Me There! Promoting Autonomy in the Provision of Long-term Care for Seniors in Canada

dc.contributor.authorMcGinn, Lindsay
dc.description.abstractLike many countries around the world, Canada’s population is aging. Not only will there be a significant increase in the number of older adults over the coming years, but increasingly these seniors will fall into the oldest-old category, those over the age of 80. These elderly seniors are more likely then their younger counterparts to reside in long-term care facilities. The current system of long-term care in Canada leaves much to be desired by older adults who’s overwhelming wish is to remain in their own homes as long as possible. Many older adults fear a move into long-term care because of the restrictions on their personal freedom and choice. More and more seniors will be looking to long-term care facilities to provide living arrangements that allow them to remain autonomous for as long as possible. The right to autonomy for residents in long-term care is a positive right that governments must protect. This right requires the provision of long-term care services and faculties that promote autonomy for Canadian seniors. A number of international models provide innovative ways to design and delivery long-term care. These examples provide a starting place for all levels of government to re-imagine long-term care in Canada. A movement away from the institution, to facilities and services that feel more like home and promote autonomy in the lives of seniors.
dc.titleDon’t Move Me There! Promoting Autonomy in the Provision of Long-term Care for Seniors in Canada
dc.typeResearch Paper
dc.contributor.supervisorStraehle, Christine
CollectionAffaires publiques et internationales - Mémoires // Public and International Affairs - Research Papers