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Stats Canada Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Home Care in Canada
2014-09-11

The Statistics Canada report Canadians with Unmet Home Care Needs, released on September 9, 2014, highlights the growing disparity between Canadians need for home based services and the available resources.   Based on the data collected in the 2012 General Social Survey (GSS) – Caregiving and Care Receiving, the 461,000 Canadians requiring help or care for a chronic health condition did not receive it.  The study showed that individuals with low household incomes, immigrants and family caregivers were most likely to have unmet need.  


Family Caregivers and Seniors Recognized in Economic Action Plan 2014
2014-02-12

The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) congratulates the Federal Government on their sustained commitment to supporting seniors to safely live in their homes with dignity, independence and quality of life.  The Economic Action Plan 2014 included a number of practice initiatives that will enable seniors to fulfill many important and diverse roles in their communities, as family members, caregivers, volunteers, workers and consumers.

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Canadian Home Care Association Spreads the Message to “Ask. Listen. Talk.”
2013-10-28 

The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) is proud to support this initiative and spread the message to “Ask. Listen. Talk.”

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CMA National Report Card on Health Care Reinforces Need for National Strategy on Health Care for Seniors
2013-08-19

The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) welcomes the findings from the survey conducted for the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) 2013 National Report Card on Health Care. This report includes the opinion of Canadians on the overall health care system and on key aspects – specifically the Future of Seniors’ Health Care.

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Federal Government Recognizes Home Care in Economic Action Plan 2013
2013-03-22

The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) is pleased the federal government has recognized the vital role of home care
to better meet the health care needs of Canadians in their Economic Action Plan 2013. 

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Report on Ageism Supports CHCA Direction on Technology in Home Care  

2012-11-06


Congratulations to Revera and the International Federation on Ageing on their informative report on Canadians’ attitudes and assumptions about aging.  The Revera Report on Ageism is an excellent tool to begin the con
versation and understand that ageism is not an old person’s problem; it is a societal problem and a collective responsibility.

 

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Enhanced Access to Home Care Part of From Innovation to Action in Health Care Report
2012-07-26


The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) is encouraged by the report from the Health Care Innovation Working Group (HCIWG) of the Council of the Federation, From Innovation to Action in Health Care. The recommendations to support “better health, better care and better value” for all Canadians will help address critical issues facing our health care system - specifically meeting the needs of our aging population and supporting individuals to remain independent in their homes and communities.

 

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Federal Government Invests in Community - Integrated Palliative Care

2012-06-12


The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) applauds the federal government on their $3 million dollar investment in the national project “The Way Forward: Moving Towards Community-Integrated Hospice Palliative Care in Canada.”   The project will engage stakeholders in dialogue and collaborative action so that they can move forward to create a community-integrated system of hospice palliative care.

 

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Health Council Report Shows Progress and Promise

2012-06-04


The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) congratulates the Health Council of Canada on today’s release of
Progress report 2012: Health care renewal in Canada”.  As outlined in the report, the commitments to short-term acute home care have been largely met, although it is acknowledged that more work is required to ensure equitable access to comprehensive end of life care in the home setting.   

 

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CHCA Congratulates Recipients of Canada Health Infoway’s ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge Trailblazer Awards

2012-05-16


The 12 winners of the Canada Health Infoway Trailblazer Awards clearly showed how their innovative e-solutions will provide value to clinicians and patients.  The CHCA is supporting this important initiative by working with Infoway to help shape the Challenge and providing expert advice, encouraging participation, promoting the Challenge and participating in the judging panel. 

 

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Health Council Recommendations for Home Care are on the Mark 

2012-04-16


The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) welcomes the recommendations on home care for seniors identified in the Health Council of Canada’s report, “ Seniors in need, caregivers in distress: What are the home care priorities for seniors in Canada?”.  Recognition of home care as an essential component of an integrated health system, provision of support and relief for family caregivers, leveraging innovative practices and ensuring investment and resources for home care are all important actions that the Canadian Home Care Association strongly endorses. 


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Senate Report on Health Accord outlines the way forward for health care in Canada

2012-03-23


The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) applauds the recently released report on the 2004 Health Accord by the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.  The report, Time for Transformative Change, captures the fundamental shift in health care, largely as a result of the aging population in Canada.


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CHCA Congratulates Parliamentarians on their Insightful Report

2011-11-17


The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) congratulates the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care for its work on improving palliative care, family caregiver support, elder abuse and suicide prevention.

 

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Click here to access the report: Not to be Forgotten Care of Vulnerable Canadians

 

 

Canadian Home Care Association Supports Family Practice Vision

2011-10-31


The Canadian Home Care Association welcomes the vision for the future of family practice in Canada recently released by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.    “A Vision for Canada: Family Practice: The Patient’s Medical Home” recognizes that for most Canadians, health care happens at home in their communities.  Timely access and better coordinated care occurs through a team of health professionals working together – physically or virtually - with the individual’s family physician.


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Last Updated: 2014 09 12