Aging in the Right Place: Supporting Older Canadians to Live Where They Want

National Institute on Ageing
October 31, 2022
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Supporting older adults to age in their own homes and/or communities for as long as possible, commonly referred to as “ageing in place,” can help Canada’s already-strained LTC systems. Yet doing so effectively also requires responsive systems and services that can enable what the NIA calls “Ageing in the Right Place.” Recognizing the growing importance of supporting older Canadians’ ability to age successfully while remaining engaged members of their communities, this report aims to present a practical definition and framework to understand what ageing in the right place (AIRP) is and what is required to make it work. It also highlights existing best practices and opportunities that can reduce unnecessary LTC home admissions and better support the implementation of successful AIRP policies and programs across Canada and beyond.

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