More and more, Canada is outsourcing its elder care to for-profit companies. On this week’s episode, Sam goes to Stanford Seniors Village to investigate what that means for some of the country’s most vulnerable citizens.
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- Cohen, Marcy, Jeremy Tate and Jennifer Baumbusch. “An Uncertain Future for Seniors: BC’s Restructuring of Home and Community Health Care, 2001–2008.” Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. April 2009.
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- Hsu A.T. et al. “Staffing in Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes: Differences by Profit Status and Chain Ownership.” Canadian Journal of Aging 35:2 (June 2016): 175-89.
- Longhurst, Andrew. “Privatization and Declining Access to BC Seniors’ Care: An Urgent Call for Policy Change.” Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. March 2017.
- McGregor et al. “Care Outcomes in Long Term Care Facilities in British Columbia, Canada. Does Ownership Matter?” Medical Care 44:10 (2006) 929-35.
- Sandborn, Tom. “Campbell Government Violated Charter Rights: Supreme Court.” The Tyee. June 8, 2007.
- Xu, D, Kane R.L., Shamliyan T.A. “Effect of Nursing Home Characteristics on Residents’ Quality of Life: A Systematic Review.” Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 57:2 (2013): 127-42.
Special thanks to our special guest host Andrew Longhurst!
Today’s episode was produced in partnership with BC’s chapter of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and The Tyee. You can read an article we wrote about Stanford Seniors Village for The Tyee here.
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