Long-Term Care's Financial Sustainability

Healthc Pap. 2021 Sep;20(1):15-19. doi: 10.12927/hcpap.2021.26645.


A system of facilities and services to support and care for Canada's elderly people is essential and must be sustained, but long-term care (LTC), as we now know it, is not it. It is not sustainable financially either by our governments or its current and future recipients. On the upside, the policy direction should easily be changed given that those recipients' strong preference is to age in place in their own homes and communities, not in institutional care homes.