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The site is home to the 2023 revised edition of There’s No Place Like Home, a publication aimed at supporting caregivers with loved ones in long-term care facilities.

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There's No Place Like Home book cover, Lise Cloutier-Steele

By Lise Cloutier-Steele


Revised Edition

A guide to help caregivers manage
the long-term care experience

In the 2023 revised edition of There’s No Place Like Home, Lise Cloutier-Steele writes about the conditions in care facilities. She shares her experience as her late father’s guardian and advocate while he resided in a long-term care facility for a period of over three years. The book moves from personal stories to practical and helpful information for caregivers with a loved one in care.

Meet the Author

Lise Cloutier-Steele

Lise Cloutier-Steele is the author of Living and Learning with a Child who Stutters, and the recipient of a Canada 125 Award in recognition of a significant contribution to the community and to Canada for her volunteer efforts to help children who stutter and their parents.
She is also the author of the Canadian and U.S. editions of Misinformed Consent – Women’s Stories about Unnecessary Hysterectomy. In September 2004 and 2005, she appeared on the CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. The CBC documentary film was based on Misinformed Consent and featured interviews with the medical experts who supported the book project.



“Everyone must keep in mind that someday we, ourselves, and/or our spouses may require care, even at the level of Lise’s father. I do hope, like the couple featured on the cover, that in my most senior years I will be able to get out for a walk in natural areas. The likelihood of continued quality of life will be greatly increased if appropriate care is available to me, if required. With sound planning and management, there is no reason why we cannot have affordable, adequate care for all of our elderly citizens. Good care is actually less expensive, at least in the long run, because it prevents expensive crises. Also, good care early enough can help prevent the need for more expensive care later.”

Bruce F. Simpson, senior partner, Barnes, Sammon LLP, Ottawa, Ontario

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