Elder Care in Alberta
Original Air Date:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Alberta is bracing for a so-called age wave. Right now, 10 per cent of the provincial population is aged 65 or older; but by 2031, Alberta Health Services projects that figure will double.
Alberta Health recently distributed a concept paper outlining proposed changes to elder care, which include more patient choice. But critics say the government is trying to offload costs - fearing more choice really means more money out of patients' pockets.
How much of a role should privatization play in the care of Alberta seniors? Who should foot the bill? What do we Albertans expect for quality of life in our golden years?
Joining us for this discussion is Noel Somerville, Chairman of Public Interest Alberta’s Seniors Task Force; Bruce West, Executive Director of the Alberta Continuing Care Association; and Donna Durand, Executive Director of the Alberta Council on Aging.
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