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Coming of Age: Meeting the needs of our ageing population

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Welcome to Coming of Age: Meeting the needs of our ageing population, a podcast about how we can better support our seniors. The current challenges facing long-term care have never been more imperative. By 2050, the number of seniors per 100 working-age people will nearly triple to 58 in 2060. We need to look to the future now, so we can effectively prepare to care for our ageing population, build proper infrastructure, and transform the sector to respond to the changing needs of new residents. Listen in as Donna Duncan, CEO of Ontario Long Term Care Association is joined by leaders, advocates, and affected families. They dissect the notion of ageism in today’s society and reflect on how the global long-term care system can change to best support the changing expectations of future generations.

Welcome to Coming of Age: Meeting the needs of our ageing population, a podcast about how we can better support our seniors. The current challenges facing long-term care have never been more imperative. By 2050, the number of seniors per 100 working-age people will nearly triple to 58 in 2060. We need to look to the future now, so we can effectively prepare to care for our ageing population, build proper infrastructure, and transform the sector to respond to the changing needs of new residents. Listen in as Donna Duncan, CEO of Ontario Long Term Care Association is joined by leaders, advocates, and affected families. They dissect the notion of ageism in today’s society and reflect on how the global long-term care system can change to best support the changing expectations of future generations.

Location:

Canada

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Welcome to Coming of Age: Meeting the needs of our ageing population, a podcast about how we can better support our seniors. The current challenges facing long-term care have never been more imperative. By 2050, the number of seniors per 100 working-age people will nearly triple to 58 in 2060. We need to look to the future now, so we can effectively prepare to care for our ageing population, build proper infrastructure, and transform the sector to respond to the changing needs of new residents. Listen in as Donna Duncan, CEO of Ontario Long Term Care Association is joined by leaders, advocates, and affected families. They dissect the notion of ageism in today’s society and reflect on how the global long-term care system can change to best support the changing expectations of future generations.

Language:

English

Contact:

6474586122


Episodes

Lessons learned: Communicating during COVID | Max Stern

9/27/2022
In this special episode of Coming of Age, the script is flipped as Donna takes on the guest hot seat. Instead of asking the questions, this time, Donna provides answers to questions asked by health communications professional Max Stern. Along with his former colleagues at Crestview, Max supported the Ontario Long Term Care Association throughout the pandemic. Together, Donna and Max take the time to catch up and reflect on shared experiences of supporting long-term care over the last few...

Duration:00:29:54

Primary care matters: The critical role of family doctors | Kim Moran

9/20/2022
It’s no secret that society has changed, and we’re asking much more of our health professionals and at a greater speed than ever before. It’s important that we find ways to ensure that our family doctors and other healthcare providers are supported, healthy and not overburdened. In this episode, Donna sits down with Kim Moran, the CEO of the Ontario College of Physicians, to discuss strategies for making this vision a reality. An accountant by training, Kim is also the former CEO of...

Radical collaboration: Revolutionizing the way we teach health professionals | Dr. Jane Philpott

9/13/2022
As Canada’s population of seniors continues to grow, the country’s healthcare landscape is also shifting. It’s a time of great challenge and opportunity as we continue to find new ways of working together and creating better outcomes for those in need. In this episode, Donna discusses this issue with guest Dr. Jane Philpott, the Dean of Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, a former federal cabinet minister, a family physician, and most importantly, someone who has devoted her...

Duration:00:30:40

Easing the process of moving into long-term care | Deborah Bakti

11/9/2021
The transition to a long-term care setting can bring up a range of emotions for both a new resident and their care partners. The transition can produce feelings of anxiety and fear in seniors and is often the source of tremendous guilt and uncertainty for family members. In this episode of Coming of Age, Donna sits down with Deborah Bakti, a seniors’ care consultant, speaker, coach, and trainer who helps build positive connections in seniors' homes. She worked in seniors’ care for 11 years...

Duration:00:33:30

Technology and the seniors’ care industry | William Charnetski

10/26/2021
As the needs of seniors grow increasingly complex with time, technology will need to keep up the pace. In this episode of Coming of Age, Donna sits down with William Charnetski, PointClickCare’s Executive Vice President of Health Systems Solutions and Government Affairs. During this episode, they discuss some of the current system challenges in seniors’ care as well as how better data and technology can help improve care and the care experience for seniors. Learn more about William here:...

Duration:00:33:05

The evolution of seniors’ healthcare | Dr. Nathan Stall

10/12/2021
As the number of seniors in Canada continues growing exponentially, the continuum of care will need to expand to keep up. Our healthcare infrastructure, policies and long-term care system will need to evolve in response to the rise in demand for services and quality care. In this episode of Coming of Age, Donna sits down with Dr. Nathan Stall, a geriatrician at Sinai Health System. Having completed his fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto, Nathan is also a...

Duration:00:35:39

Meeting the needs of a growing demographic | Laura Tamblyn Watts

9/28/2021
By 2030, Canada will be home to 9.5 million seniors, making up 23 percent of all Canadians. With the baby boom generation aging, the challenge of providing adequate seniors’ care in the future looms. Are we ready? In this episode of Coming of Age, Donna sits down with Laura Tamblyn Watts, the President and CEO of CanAge, Canada’s national advocacy organization for seniors. She shares her perspective on the impending upsurge of seniors in Canada, what we can do to prepare, and offers insight...

Duration:00:31:59

Unforgettable Ian: A long term care story | Dr. Rhonda Collins

9/14/2021
More than two-thirds of the long-term care population in Canada is living with some form of dementia. Despite its prevalence, the disease still comes along with a strong stigma and many common misunderstandings. In this episode, Donna sits down with Dr. Rhonda Collins, the Chief Medical Officer at Revera, a company that owns and operates long-term care and retirement homes across North America and the U.K. As an advocate for those living with dementia and their loved ones, Dr. Collins sheds...

Duration:00:51:27

COVID-19: The UK story | Vic Rayner OBE

8/31/2021
Since the onset of the pandemic, the experience of the United Kingdom seniors’ care system paralleled Canada. In both countries, each challenge was met with new thinking – and solutions – to overcome them and protect our most vulnerable. So, what does that mean as we reimagine growing older, and the different types of supports required? In this episode of Coming of Age, Donna sits down with Vic Rayner OBE, the CEO of The National Care Forum, a not-for-profit focused on providing leading...

Duration:00:49:46

Lessons in seniors’ care from Australia | Marcus Riley

8/17/2021
Like Ontario, Australia has been grappling with long-standing systemic challenges in their seniors’ care system for decades. Australia is looking for innovative ways to reshape the system and improve care for its seniors, and there is much we can learn from each other as we work to make change on opposite ends of the world. In this episode of Coming of Age, Donna sits down with Marcus Riley, the Director of the Global Ageing Network and a member of the Steering Committee for the Global...

Duration:00:50:38

Rethinking the options for seniors’ care | Dr. Bob Bell

8/3/2021
As our senior population increases, there are a lot of questions around how we’re going to provide the care that the baby boom generation will need. Join OLTCA’s Donna Duncan in conversation with Dr. Bob Bell, former Deputy Minister of Health for Ontario, as they discuss what strategies can help to keep more seniors at home as they age, and why increasing the number of long-term care beds is also necessary.

Duration:00:36:13

We are not alone: International Collaboration in Care | Katie Smith Sloan

7/20/2021
What can Canada learn about long-term care from other parts of the world? In this episode of Coming of Age, Donna sits down with Katie Smith Sloan, the Executive Director of The Global Ageing Network, an international network of leaders in seniors’ care. Donna and Katie discuss how other areas of the world have adapted to growing senior populations and explore how Canada can take action to create better supports for seniors. Learn more about the Global Ageing Network here:...

Duration:00:33:31

A new perspective on long-term care | Lisa Raitt

7/6/2021
Lisa Raitt is the former Canadian Minister of Labour, working under the Stephen Harper administration. After her husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, she made the decision to put him in a long-term care facility for the foreseeable future. In this episode of Coming of Age, Donna welcomes her to the show to discuss how she made her decision, the stigma around long-term care, how to reframe it, and the possibilities she sees for the future of long-term care occupations. Learn...

Duration:00:36:13

Mental health in a pandemic | Adrienne Spafford

6/22/2021
Mental health and long-term care are deeply interwoven and during the COVID-19 pandemic, this has never been more evident. In our second episode, Donna interviews Adrienne Spafford, the former Senior Director, Strategy & Public Affairs at OLTCA. Adrienne is now CEO of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, and on today's episode, the two discuss the intersection of mental health in long-term care homes, first by addressing the needs of seniors and reflecting on the challenges and solutions...

Duration:00:31:23

Happily Ever Older│Moira Welsh

6/8/2021
It’s time for real change in long-term care. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the shortcomings that the system has felt for decades and now, the public is ready for change. In our first episode, Donna sits down with Moira Welsh to discuss the current state of Canadian long-term care and what can be done to create the best possible experience for seniors. They dive into the need for a human-first approach to senior living, the ways that the system will need to adapt to the ageing baby boom...

Duration:00:33:03

This is Coming of Age

5/7/2021
Coming of Age: Meeting the needs of our ageing population is launching on June 8th. Join Donna Duncan, the CEO of Ontario’s Long Term Care Association, as she discusses the current challenges that global long term care is facing with leaders, advocates, and policy makers to reimagine what the future of senior care will look like. With the spread of COVID-19 over the past year, there has never been a more important time to take action, prepare, and find innovative ways to best support the...

Duration:00:01:32