Seniors Care News Releases

Indigenous and racialized seniors have less retirement security and higher poverty rates than white seniors in Canada, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy...
June 16, 2021 | National Office
Selon une nouvelle étude que publie aujourd’hui le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives, les aînés autochtones et racialisés jouissent d’une moins bonne sécurité de la retraite et sont affligés...
June 16, 2021 | National Office
TORONTO – With licenses for more than 30,000 long-term care beds set to expire in 2025 and 15,000 new beds in the works, a group of eminent public policy experts is calling on Queen’s Park to develop...
May 20, 2021 | National Office
(Vancouver) Poverty and economic insecurity among BC seniors is growing, according to a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. After rapid declines over the 1970s, 80s...
April 5, 2017 | BC Office
(Vancouver) A year and a half after the release of an exhaustive and damning report on the state of seniors care by the province’s Ombudsperson, the BC government has largely failed to make...
November 14, 2013 | BC Office
(Vancouver) BC seniors face continued reductions in access to key home and community care services, with serious consequences for hospital overcrowding and wait times. That’s the central finding of a...
July 11, 2012 | BC Office
(Vancouver) BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter’s report on the crisis in seniors care, released Wednesday, provides “an extraordinarily thorough, precise and do-able roadmap for rebuilding BC’s home and...
February 16, 2012 | BC Office
(Vancouver) A major study released today finds that BC’s home and community health care system is in serious decline — the result of reduced access to services and poorly planned restructuring. An...
April 15, 2009 | BC Office
(Vancouver) Reduced access to publicly-funded home support means frail seniors and people with disabilities are being left without the basic supports needed to monitor their health and postpone, or...
June 5, 2006 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is calling on the provincial government to provide a detailed accounting of continuing care services in BC that includes a breakdown of current...
April 6, 2005 | BC Office
(Vancouver) Access to long-term care and home health services for BC seniors has decreased significantly over the past three years, in spite of rising pressures from an aging population and cuts to...
April 4, 2005 | BC Office
(Vancouver) The BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives co-published a major new study today. Without Foundation: How Medicare is Undermined by Gaps and Privatization in Community...
November 9, 2000 | BC Office