Short-term thinking about long-term care

The Citizen Editorial Board, The Ottawa Citizen

No one wants to spend their later years in an institution. So why don’t we focus more on how to keep them out of one? Yet this is still what governments focus on: not keeping people healthy at home – which would make them happier, prolong their lives and likely cost the health system less – but on “fixing” a model of institutional care that promises low quality of life for residents, low pay for workers, and insufficient resources for everyone.

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