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Lecture 9

SOCIOl 3GO3 Lecture 9 - February 11th.docx

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 3G03
Professor
Rhona Shaw
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 9 – February 11h • Formal institutional care o Individuals with chronic conditions are increasingly sent to formal institutional care  settings (residential/long­term care facilities) due to hospitals’:  Focus on providing high­tech medical care  Shift to treatment and cure of acute conditions  Cutbacks and hospital closing in 1990s o Also influencing this shift to formal institutional care were:  Declines in morbidity – due to public health improvements  And increased life expectancy • Formal care o Canada has a long history of residential care – e.g., asylums o These are what Goffman termed “total institutions”  Were estimated to provide care to those who could no longer function on their  own due to physical or cognitive disabilities  Have become increasingly specialized, giving rise to specific facilities for the: • Psychiatrically disabled • Developmentally delayed • Physically disabled • Drug addicted • Old­aged and dying  o Today, majority (>50%) of LTC residents live in:  Homes for the aged (independent and assisted living)  Nursing homes (those who require medical services) o LTC facilities are not publicly insured under the CHA in the same way as hospital and  physician services are  Consist of a combination of public and private funds  Are owned and operated by a mix of public and private sources o Historically, nursing homes consisted of small, independent owner­oper
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