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Rapid synthesis: Identifying community-based models to enable older adults to live independently

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Canadians overwhelmingly prefer to age at home, but do not always have access to supports that allow them to live independently for as long as possible. Older adults often require assistance to address their care needs, keep up with daily activities around the home, ensure their home is adequately maintained and affordable, and remain meaningfully connected to their communities and social networks. Community-based models designed to enable older adults to live independently consist of diverse approaches that increase service provision and build capacity in the community to help older adults live healthy, meaningful lives at home. A better understanding of the features and impacts of these models can help identify the types of models that can best support independent living in later life, for whom, and through which financing and delivery arrangements they can be organized.

  • By

    Téjia Bain, Peter DeMaio, Cara Evans, et al.

  • Published

    Jul 26, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • General Health and Wellness
  • Audience
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Academics
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
  • Category
    • Research & Reports
    • Research & Evidence


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