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The Private Deals Remaking Long-Term Care
In a province with the highest percentage of for-profit LTC homes in the country, new deals are further consolidating the industry into the hands of a few companies with some of the worst COVID death rates in the country.
Who’s Actually Running Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes?
Nearly 100 of Ontario’s embattled care homes are outsourced to third-party operators—an arrangement often invisible to the families that hides death rates far higher than the industry average.
A Long-Term Tragedy
The devastation in seniors homes during COVID-19 was the predictable result of decades of indifference and neglect. From Victorian poorhouses to sites of mass death—the shameful history of our long-term care system.
Elderly, Confused, and Under Arrest
As more and more seniors with dementia become entangled with the law, how can the justice system adapt?
Aging in the Vertical City
In many Toronto highrises, nearly half the residents are seniors. The way we age in this city is changing — can services keep up?
Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s
The health care system depends on the work of family caregivers, even when they're elderly and may need care themselves.
When a Bedbug Problem Snowballs into an Emergency
A simple household nuisance reveals the cracks within our support system for Toronto seniors.
Aging Alone in Chinatown
One 90-year-old grandmother's resolve to remain independent.
Aging in Place in Kensington-Chinatown
Every Friday morning elderly residents eagerly await the arrival of Dr. Lim, their unofficial doctor-in-residence.
Living with Diabetes in Rockcliffe-Smythe
This little known neighbourhood on Toronto's west side struggles with some of the highest rates of chronic disease in the city.
A Blurring Vision
Ms. Palmer is 93 and slowly losing her eyesight. Like so many seniors, she wants to keep living alone.
Home Alone in Mount Pleasant West
What life's like in this Toronto neighbourhood where 58% of seniors live alone.