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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

Smashing the stigma surrounding ageing | Ashton Applewhite

11/29/2022
In this episode, Donna is joined by Ashton Applewhite, an anti-ageism advocate, speaker and the author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism” and the blog “Yo, Is this Ageist?” Ashton is a writer, an activist, and an internationally recognized expert on ageism who was recently named one of “50 leaders around transforming the world into a better place to grow old” by the Decade of Healthy Ageing platform, a collaboration between the United Nations and the World Health Organization....

Duration:00:30:43

Challenging the status quo in seniors’ care | Brent Gingerich

11/22/2022
In this episode, Donna is joined by Brent Gingerich, Chairman and CEO of peopleCare Communities, who stepped up to serve as chair of our Board during the height of the pandemic. Highly regarded in the sector, Brent is known for exemplifying values-based leadership throughout the most difficult of times. Brent quite literally grew up in long-term care, in a family deeply committed to public service, and he shares his beliefs on how to create great places for seniors to live, and meaningful...

Duration:00:34:32

The significant impact of gendered ageism on older women.| Dr. Paula Rochon and Dr. Paul Higgs

11/15/2022
As women access seniors care in Ontario and other jurisdictions around the world, many of them are still frequently encountering gendered ageism and other healthcare inequities. In this episode, Donna discusses this issue with Dr. Paula Rochon, a Senior Scientist and Founder of Women’s Age Lab at Women’s College Hospital and Professor at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Paul Higgs, a sociologist and professor of aging at University College London. During their conversation, they focus on...

Duration:00:43:11

New strategies for meeting the needs of our aging population | John Yip

11/8/2022
In Ontario alone, the population of people over the age of 85 is set to double over the next 12 years. Currently, there are more than 40,000 people on the waitlist for long-term care in Ontario, while the system is facing significant staffing shortages. It’s time we develop new strategies for meeting the needs of our aging population. In this episode, Donna is joined by John Yip, the president and CEO of SE Health, a large home and community care organization that serves people in Canada and...

Duration:00:37:35

Expert data, research and insights into optimizing seniors care | John Hirdes

11/1/2022
To ensure seniors are better supported, it will ultimately be about taking collective responsibility, both across the health system and throughout society, for supporting our aging population. In this episode, Donna is joined by John Hirdes, a professor at the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo and a renowned long-term care researcher with nearly 40 years of experience and perspective. John has a wealth of information to share on what’s happening right now in...

Duration:00:32:11

Recognizing and supporting caregivers | Amy Coupal

10/25/2022
If we hope to provide better support to our ageing population over the coming years, we’ll need to adopt a fresh perspective and reimagine the way we think about the important role of caregivers. In this episode, Donna sits down with Amy Coupal, the CEO of the Ontario Caregiver Organization, to hear her insights about the evolving needs of the ageing population in Ontario and what will be needed going forward if we hope to strengthen support systems for our diverse population of caregivers....

Duration:00:33:23

Transforming care through innovative partnerships | Cameron Love and Dr. Michael Guerriere

10/18/2022
In this episode of Coming of Age, Donna shares an inspiring conversation with CEOs Cameron Love of the Ottawa Hospital and Dr. Michael Guerriere of Extendicare. Together, the two organizations run a transitional care unit in one of Extendicare’s long-term care homes, designed for people who no longer need to be in hospital, but who have high care needs and are usually waiting for admission to an appropriate long-term care home. They discuss the significant level of interest in this new model...

Duration:00:32:31

Reimagining seniors’ care | Dr. John Muscedere and Dr. Alex Mihailidis

10/11/2022
As Ontario’s population of seniors continues to grow over the coming years, we will need to reimagine the way we provide care and support. In this episode of Coming of Age, Donna sits down with two experts in aging who are helping to drive this transformation forward through their work: Dr. John Muscedere, the CEO of the Canadian Frailty Network and a professor of critical care medicine at Queen’s University, and Dr. Alex Mihailidis, the CEO of AGE-WELL and a research chair in Rehabilitation...

Duration:00:35:55

A humanistic approach to long-term care | Vincenzo Paolino

10/4/2022
Exploring new innovations in seniors’ care from a global perspective can inspire us and lead to fresh ideas on how we can best support our seniors. In the first episode of Coming of Age’s second season, Donna sits down with Vincenzo Paolino, a specialist in geriatric care equipped with an entrepreneurial spirit. Vincenzo’s background includes a degree in psychology, time spent in psychiatric nursing with a specialty in seniors’ care, and experience as a nursing director in a hospice for...

Duration:00:25:40

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