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[Report] Final report of the Expert Panel: Supporting Canadians aging at home: Ensuring quality of life as we age

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Executive summary

On October 6, 2022, the Minister of Seniors and the Minister of Health announced that the National Seniors Council (the Council) would serve as the Expert Panel on Supporting Canadians Aging at Home (the Expert Panel). The Expert Panel was asked to provide recommendations on new and/or enhanced measures that could support seniors aging at home.

This final report contains advice on recommended actions for federal consideration.

The 4As: Availability, Accessibility, Affordability and Accountability and their collective impact

The Expert Panel identified and analyzed the barriers to aging at home, focusing on 4 key policy pillars:

  • availability
  • accessibility
  • affordability
  • accountability

These pillars are key to ensuring people can benefit from the services to age at home.

The 4 perspectives are linked and can have a stronger collective impact when addressed in parallel or together. Also, a comprehensive approach would involve various service sectors and disciplines, foster collaboration across levels of government, and bring together diverse partners. Such an approach would more likely achieve system-level change and maximize impact.

  • By

    National Seniors Council members

  • Published

    Jul 03, 2024

  • Subject Area
    • Age-friendly Communities
  • Audience
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
  • Category
    • Research & Reports
    • Advocacy


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