CLHIA Report on Long-term Care Policy
The face of health care in Canada is changing. Shorter hospital stays, more outpatient treatment and an aging population with longer life expectancy are increasing the need for long-term care for many Canadians. Moreover, the demand for long-term care in Canada will increase dramatically as the baby boomer generation passes through old age. As a result, Canada is facing a significant and growing challenge with respect to ensuring that Canadians will have access to quality long-term care as they age. Given the magnitude of the challenge, action is required to ensure that Canadians have access to the appropriate level of long-term care when they need it.
The CLHIA's policy paper "Improving the Accessibility, Quality and Sustainability of Long-term Care in Canada - CLHIA Report on Long-term Care Policy" quantifies the fiscal challenge facing Canadians with respect to providing long-term care to the baby boomer generation as they pass through old age. It also makes a number of recommendations for the consideration of governments, stakeholders and Canadians.
Improving the Accessibility, Quality and Sustainability of Long-term Care in Canada