The status quo forecast indicates that by 2026, over 2.4 million Canadians age 65+ will require paid and unpaid continuing care supports—up 71 per cent from 2011. By 2046, this number will reach nearly 3.3 million.
During this 60 minute webinar, you will learn about:
- The dramatically growing reliance on unpaid caregivers and volunteers to provide continuing care supports that could compound the perceived level of unmet or undermet needs of seniors.
- The implications this forecast has for public spending, the labour market, and housing and institutional infrastructure.
- The collaboration required among the diverse mix of public and private stakeholders that make up the continuing care sector to meet these needs in an efficient and sustainable manner.
Greg Hermus is an Associate Director in the Conference Board's Forecasting & Analysis Division. Over the years, Greg has also been involved in the development of many of the Conference Board’s forecast models, economic impact models and numerous other models related to cost/benefit analysis. Greg was one of the authors of several recent Conference Board’s reports, including "Reducing the Health Care and Societal Costs of Disease: The Role of Pharmaceuticals" and "Cost Risk Analysis for Chronic Lung Disease in Canada".
Carole Stonebridge is a Senior Research Associate in the Conference Board’s Health Economics group. Before joining the Conference Board over a decade ago, Carole worked as a Registered Nurse across Canada in acute and home care settings, and as a clinical research nurse in cancer care. She brings a breadth of experience and knowledge of health practice, policy, and research to a wide variety of projects undertaken by the Board.