Grey Area: The business of seniors care

Special Series - May 8-11 Grey Area: The business of seniors care

seniors.jpgJoin us for a special series onThe Business of Seniors Care. Find out who's profiting, how best to navigate the system and the realities of residential care. All this and more on CBC Radio 1, CBC Television and online.

Tuesday May 8: The Early Edition - 6:40 am
Business in Vancouver's Joel McKay will join us for look at the Big Business of seniors care. We'll find out who's winning and who's losing in the push to a profit from a demographic tide.


BC Almanac - 12:30 pm
Margaret MacGregor of the UBC Faculty of Medicine has done research that shows for-profit companies deliver inferior care for seniors. David Hurford of the BC Care Providers Association says for profits serve a crucial role in the system. They'll discuss the issues and take listener calls on BC Almanac at 12:30.

CBC News Vancouver: 6pm on CHEK and after hockey on CBC Television
The reality of residential care. Who's paying what and the role of private operators in the public system.

Wednesday May 9: The Early Edition - 6:40 am
For Rebecca Maurer the sandwich generation experience came sooner than expected. The Early Edition's Geoff Turner shares her emotional experience in the worlds of public and private seniors care.

CBC News Vancouver: 6pm on CHEK and after hockey on CBC Television
Navigating the system. What is the process when a person needs residential care? How do you choose the best option?

Thursday May 10: The Early Edition - 6:40 am
The system of seniors care can be a nightmare to navigate. But that struggle has produced another business opportunity. Rick Cluff will talk to Barbara Kirby and learn just what a "Certified Professional Consultant on Aging" does for seniors.


CBC News Vancouver: 6pm on CHEK and after hockey on CBC Television
BC's Ombudsperson has issued hundreds of recommendations to improve the system. What is the government's response?

Friday May 11: The Early Edition - 7:10 am
All week we've heard about the difficulties of the system of seniors care. On Friday, Rick talks to Health Minister Mike DeJong about what the government is doing to make the system work. We'll get his thoughts on the role of private business in seniors care and we'll learn how the province is responding to the Ombudsperson's calls to action on senior's issues.

CBC News Vancouver: 6pm on CHEK and after hockey on CBC Television
Campuses of care. How to plan for the future so increasing health care needs don't mean uprooting your life.


Web:
To see extended video and an interactive map of long-term care facilities in the Lower Mainland, go to cbc.ca/bc

 

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