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Home Care Emerges as an Important National Election Issue


The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) applauds the announcement today by the Liberal Party of Canada to “make real and immediate investment in home care for Canadians.” 

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Policy Framework for a Seniors Strategy is a Clear Call for Action

The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) recognizes and appreciates the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)’s leadership role in defining and promoting a national policy framework for a seniors strategy released today. 

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2015-16 Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) Research Competition - Successful Applicant


The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Accreditation Canada, HealthCareCAN and the Canadian Home Care Association are pleased to announce the results of a unique research competition that brought the four partners together to help improve the transitions of care between hospital and home for the frail elderly population.  Dr. Andrew Costa, assistant professor and holder of the Schlegel Chair in Clinical Epidemiology and Aging at McMaster University, and his research team have been awarded $50,000 for the 2015-2016 Research Competition for their study entitled “The transition from the emergency department into home care (Trans-ED-HC) project: A mixed methods study of patterns of patient safety events and transition processes.”

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Costa and his research team!  

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Stats Canada Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Home Care in Canada

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

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.”

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

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

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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Last Updated: 2016 11 24