Major, J., Verma, J., & Samis, S. (2011). Better with age: A regional roundtable series on health systems planning for the aging population. Healthcare Quarterly, 14(2). Retrieved from http://www.longwoods.com/content/22375
This article presents some of the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) findings from the 2010 roundtable series Better with Age: Health Systems Planning for the Aging Population. The series looks at potential issues in the providence of care to the elderly due to expansion of the aged population in Canada. Medical practitioners, policy-makers, healthcare executives, and Canadian citizens all came for the suggest solutions to issues in the deliverance of care to individuals with age-based chronic conditions (i.e. diabetes, dementia, etc.). Common themes found among the suggested solutions include the following:
- integrating social and health services in order to maximize the efficacy of care;
- providing greater support to all types of caregivers;
- and, creating single-source funding in order to remove barriers to system improvement.