Who’s taking care of Mum and Dad?

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Date: 
Wed, 2013-02-06 12:00

A look at the aging population of women who provide Canada’s long term residential care

When: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT

Where: online

Presented by Prof. Pat Armstrong, York University
Moderated by Anne Rochon Ford, CWHN Executive Director

Professor Pat Armstrong leads “Reimagining Long-Term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices,” a seven-year global study of long term residential care. In this webinar, she presented results that relate to the aging labour force. The goal of the research is not simply to highlight problems in long term care systems – Armstrong and her team want to recommend better practices from the systems they are studying that may provide solutions to longstanding problems leading to better working and living conditions for care workers.

Armstrong responded to audience questions after her presentation.

Production of this event has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.

For more information on this research, see the Reimagining Long Term Residential Care Project website.

Selected references

Armstrong, Pat et al. (2009). They Deserve Better: The long-term care experience in Canada and Scandinavia. Ottawa: CCPA.

Daly, Tamara and Marta Szebehely. (2012). Unheard voices, unmapped terrain: comparing care work in long-term residential care for older people in Canada and Sweden. International Journal of Social Welfare, 21: 139-148 DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00806.x

Karasek, R. (1979). Job demands, job decision latitude and mental strain: Implications for job redesign. Administrative Science Quarterly, 24, 285-306.

Morgan, D.G. et al. (2005). Work stress and physical assault of nursing aides in rural nursing homes with and without dementia special care units. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 12(3):347-358.

Samuelsson Å, Ropponen A, Alexanderson K, Svedberg. (2012). Psychosocial working conditions, occupational groups, and risk of disability pension due to mental diagnoses: a cohort study of 43 000 Swedish twins. P Scand J Work Environ Health. DOI:10.5271/sjweh.3338