Long Term Care FAQ

Let’s talk about the various trends in Canada now that may affect your Long-Term Care

TREND:
The face of our country is changing rapidly and will continue to do so for the next 40 years…long-term care is not a here-today, gone-tomorrow issue, it is a here-today, here-tomorrow issue.

TREND:
Seniors are living longer… and thus what is termed ‘young seniors’ (65 to 74) and ‘old-old-seniors’ (85+) are forming a larger part of our total population

TREND:
Health expenditures for seniors is disproportionate to our seniors population in our country. Good health expectancy is not equivalent to long-life expectency’in other words, just because we are living longer, doesn’t mean we are living with good health for all that period of time.

TREND:
The LTC issue has been studied as part of many health commisions and government leaders are telling us not to depend on provincial programs and services when it comes to our long-term care needs

TREND:
Seniors will be looking after seniors
(Did we anticipate this in our retirement plan?)

TREND:
Women will continue in the caregiving role for families

TREND:
More time is being spent in retirement years than ever before.