By 2025, one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65.
In 10 years, a quarter of Nova Scotia’s population will be over 65.
Plus, we have some of the highest rates of chronic disease in the country. Waitlists for home and long term care are already large, and growing.
Across the country, continuing care is fractured and uneven. Canadians need a continuing care strategy with national standards that treats seniors and the chronically ill with the care they deserve.