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Filling Gaps in Canada’s Ailing Long-Term Care System with Cash-For-Care Benefits
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed Canada’s heavy reliance on providing long-term care (LTC) in institutions, rather than in people’s homes. To ensure that LTC services are provided where people want to receive them, one solution might be cash-for-care benefits, which are direct public transfers paid to LTC recipients (or their caregivers) to support care at home. Widely used in other OECD countries, these benefits could give Canadians more autonomy in choosing the care they receive.

Join us on Monday, June 21, for a webinar with University of Ottawa professor Colleen Flood, who will discuss her recent IRPP study on the potential advantages of cash-for-care benefits for long-term care in Canada. She will be joined by thought leaders in the field, Ito Peng and Isobel Mackenzie, in a discussion moderated by IRPP Research Director Colin Busby.

This is the final installment in a series of webinars examining policy options and priorities for Canadian governments to keep long-term care reform near the top of their post-pandemic agendas. They are accompanied by “Kick-Starting Reform in Long-Term Care,” a feature series of articles published in the IRPP’s Policy Options magazine, as well as research being conducted by the Institute’s Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation and the Faces of Aging research program.

A moderated Q&A will follow the discussion. The presentations will be in English. Questions in French are welcome. Attendance is free, but registration is required and spaces are limited.

For more information, please contact Judy Manny at 438-885-0125 or jmanny@irpp.org.

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Jun 21, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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