Long-term care: quest for more beds or quest for quality of life, and can there be both?
Long-term care is not adequately prepared or equipped to meet the complex care realities of today’s and tomorrow’s residents, writes Janice Keefe.
Many baby boomers who are supporting their parents now are growing concerned about what the challenges in long-term care will mean for their parent(s) and potentially themselves in the future. What they may be only beginning to realize, through their own aging experience, is the fundamental ageism that exists in our society, and which contributes to LTC being a low priority, writes Janice Keefe. Photograph courtesy Pixabay