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Health, Aging and Society
Anju Joshi

Long Term Care and Community Care: Two types of support: - Formal and informal - Most people who need assistance in later life, use a mix of the two - The vast majority of older adults do NOT require help with daily tasks Types of help provided: - Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL’S) - Such as: shopping, transportation, preparing meals, laundry, managing finances - Activities of daily living (ADL’S) Formal support services: - Differ provincially - Formal support provided to older adults who require assistance - Public or private - Home or institutionalized - By professional health and social services staff or by trained volunteers Formal and informal support: - 10-15% of all care is provided by formal care workers - Important issue: lack of knowledge about availability of formal services and how to use them - Informal support: unpaid help given by friends, neighbours and family, 80-90% support is provided by informal caregivers Goals for formal support: - Therapeutic goals: help the older person recover and prevent further deterioration - Compensatory goals: promote comfortable and meaningful daily living despite onset of dependence created by disabilities or illness of frailty Congregate living: stats Canada 2011 - 7.9% living in collective dwellings (retirement homes) Long term care: -
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