With more than 15,000 COVID-19 deaths in Canada’s long-term care homes and new outbreaks being reported nearly every day, going back to “normal” is simply not an option. Transformative change is needed to fix the crisis in LTC and improve elder care as a whole.
Next Thursday, February 17 at 7pm ET, we’re hosting the first event in our 2022 Better Medicare webinar series – tackling the issue of long-term care in Canada.
To register for the webinar, click here.
The conversation will be hosted and moderated by CDM board member Dr. Amit Arya. Dr. Arya will be joined by health policy experts Tamara Daly and Andrew Longhurst.
Here’s a bit more about the esteemed panel:
Dr. Amit Arya (@AmitAryaMD) is a Palliative Care Physician who works in Long-Term Care Facilities. He is currently the Palliative Care Lead at Kensington Health & serves as Lecturer for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Arya holds multiple leadership roles at the national, provincial and local level, and was awarded the 2020 Award of Excellence in Social Responsibility, from the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto. Earlier in 2021, he co-founded Doctors for Justice in Long-Term Care, a coalition of over 1000 physicians and researchers advocating for an overhaul of the long-term care system in Ontario.
Dr. Tamara Daly (@prof_TamaraDaly) is a political economist and health services researcher. She is a Professor of health policy and equity at York University, the Director of the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education, and Director of the SSHRC International Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities within Communities. Her scholarship focuses on gender; health care access; working, living and visiting conditions in long term care; and promising practices and policy solutions to support health equity for older adults and their care providers.
Andrew Longhurst (@a_longhurst) is a health policy researcher & PhD student at Simon Fraser University and a research associate for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office. His research is concerned with the political and economic geographies of health care reform in Canada and internationally.