Search Resources (English): Elder care

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Missing voices in long-term care policy making: elderly women and women with disabilities receiving home care

Explores the perspectives and aspirations of frail elderly women and younger women with disabilities who rely on care and assistance at home in Ontario.

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Published: 2000
Coping as a rural caregiver: the impact of health care reforms on rural women informal caregivers

Examines how health care reforms affected the well-being of women caregivers in rural communities.

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Published: 2000
Rural women caregivers in Canada

Examines the barriers and challenges rural women face when providing care for an elder in rural Canada. PDF required.

Published: 2006
Coping as a rural caregiver: the impact of health care reforms on rural women informal caregivers: executive summary

Examines the challenges faced by rural informal caregivers, including their social and economic situations, and difficulties.

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Published: 2000
Care allowances for the frail elderly and their impact on women care-givers
Discusses the impact of care allowances on women caregivers. Examines care allowances models from various countries, including Austria, Germany, France, Finland, Japan and Canada. Attempts to answer the question: what is the impact for women care-givers of various models of care allowances for the frail elderly? (See Details)
Published: 2000
Eldercare in Canada: context, content and consequences
Provides an initial analysis of the nature and extent of informal elder caregiving in Canada for the subpopulation of seniors who require help because of a long-term health or activity limitation.
Published: 1999
Responding creatively to the needs of caregivers: a resource for health care professionals
Describes caregiving issues for practitioners, researchers and caregivers. Presents testimonies from caregivers, analyses, solution proposals and new perspectives on this social phenomenon.
Published: 2001
Labour of love: 5 stories of caregiving
Contains intimate coverage of a year in the lives of five different caregivers.
Published: 1998
Long-term care homes legislation : Lessons from Ontario

Looks at why gender matters when discussing long-term care homes using the Ontario Legislature's 2007 Long-term Care Homes Act as an example.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2007
Access to health services for elderly Métis women in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewn

The Northwest Métis Women’s Health Research Project investigated the health care
needs of elderly women and their caregivers in the Métis community of Buffalo
Narrows, Saskatchewan. The research project looked at access to home care and longterm
care services for elderly women in the particular demographic, social, cultural and
economic context of northern Métis communities. The goal of the project was to
recommend appropriate home care and long term care policies for northern Métis
communities and to ensure that these policies will be responsive to women’s needs as
care recipients, care providers and caregivers. By looking at the specific needs of
women, the research project hoped to raise awareness of gender as an important factor to
consider in developing and implementing policies related to care of the elderly.

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Published: Originally published May 2007. Revised August 2007.