Aging with Dignity in French
Addressing the issue of an aging population by projecting the size of Ontario’s Francophone community to 2028 requires getting to the heart of the matter and its considerable impact on the health system and society as a whole.
Health care and services for seniors are often more complex and extend over a longer period. For Francophones, there is an additional area of complexity depending on the role played (patient, caregiver, professional, decision maker) and the region in which they live.
This complexity may nevertheless prove to be an asset for the province insofar as it tackles both equity and safety issues head on, and also promotes systemic and innovative people-centred approaches.
Dementia and social isolation will be treated as issues that affect a growing percentage of seniors, and dealing with them will require effective communication.