In this in-depth follow up piece, Olivia Earl continues to address ageism in the healthcare industry (catch up with Part 1 on a general ageism overview here). Here, she evaluates general attitudes by providers and considers the multiple barriers someone older may face in receiving healthcare. Her thoughtful writing invites us all to identify our own biases and understand injustices in our system.
Written by Olivia Earl
This week, the new long-term care minister, Rod Phillips, announced that restrictions will be easing up in long-term care homes. As of July 7, residents can have visits with up to 10 people in an outdoor setting, and 2 visitors and 2 caregivers indoors. In late July, Ontario will move into step 3 meaning that residents won't have any limits to the number of visitors. Buffet style dining, off-site excursions, and recreational activities like dancing will resume.
We are proud to announce that SAGE execs Saloni and Cynthia have jointly published a written piece, Role of Youth in Bridging the Technological Divide for Seniors, in The Canadian Geriatrics Society's National Geriatrics Interest Group (NGIG) Journal! Their article discusses the isolation experienced by seniors and youth alike due to the pandemic and consequent lockdowns, while encouraging the utilization of technology to reconnect seniors with their communities. We greatly thank CGS and NGIG for giving us the opportunity to highlight issues that our elderly population have been facing for years. The piece can be found on page 16 of the full publication at bit.ly/2ST7HgI.
Written By Olivia Earl