Elder care

Elder care

Do seniors get good health care?

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Lee Stones
Edition: 
Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an up-front look at some of the pressing issues facing seniors today. Illustrates a general dissatisfaction with doctors and the quality of health care services.  

Rachel’s story: an excerpt from silver threads

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Doris Marshall
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This story shares one woman's experience of growing old. Describes and analyses the economic, political, social and physical forces that affect all of us as we grow older. 

There was an old woman ...

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Debra Pilon
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the housing needs of seniors, who are predominantly women, and illustrates some new and traditional housing options designed specifically for seniors.  Introduces the term Granny Flat. 

Not a medical emergency

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Phyllis Jensen
Edition: 
Vol 4, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is a not so imaginary piece of fiction about a nurse’s efforts to meet the desires of a patient when faced with hospital bureaucracy.

Access to health services for elderly Métis women in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewn

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Brigette Krieg
Diane Martz
Lisa McCallum
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
Originally published May 2007. Revised August 2007.
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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ISBN: 9781897250167

Long-term care homes legislation : Lessons from Ontario

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Bev Baines
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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.

Rural women caregivers in Canada

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English
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Online
Author: 
Kay Crosato
Beverly Leipert
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Rural and Remote Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Victoria, Australia

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

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ISSN 14456354
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Includes bibliographical references.

Responding creatively to the needs of caregivers: a resource for health care professionals

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English
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Paper
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Pam Orzeck (ed.)
Nancy Guberman (ed.)
Lucy Barylak (ed.)
Publisher: 
Éditions Saint-Martin
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Describes caregiving issues for practitioners, researchers and caregivers. Presents testimonies from caregivers, analyses, solution proposals and new perspectives on this social phenomenon.

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CARE.R47 2001
ISBN 2890353486
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Includes bibliographical references.

Eldercare in Canada: context, content and consequences

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CARE.S73 1999

Caring for an Aging relative Workshops/Caregiver Discussion Group

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

Helps meet the needs of those caring for aging parents, relatives or friends. Professionally faciltated.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 977-0559
Fax Number: 
(416) 595-0242
Street Address: 
355 Church Street
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5B 1Z8
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