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September 2011 Archives

"The Indignity of Aging: Ontario's Homecare System"

Part 1. Susan Bosak is one of thousands of middle-aged Ontarians struggling to look after an aging parent. She needed care and support. Instead, says Bosak, "What we got was a bureaucracy".
Listen audio (runs 6:15)

Part 2. Mary Wiens takes a bus ride with Yvonne Greaves, a veteran home care worker. Most homecare workers live below the poverty line. Greaves' goal -- to make it a better system for both the workers and their clients.
Listen audio (runs 6:16)

Yvonne Greaves
Home Care worker Yvonne Greaves
(Mary Wiens/CBC)


Part 3. Mary Wiens talked with sociologist Pat Armstrong of York University about why "women's work" -- cooking, cleaning and bathing elderly people -- is critical to good health. And why homecare is crtiical to Ontario's healthcare system..
Listen audio (runs 7:12)

Part 4. Mary Wiens will be back with a view from inside the system. Stacey Daub, director of one of the largest community care access centres in the province, talks about restoring "care" to homecare.
Listen audio (runs 6:16)

"The Indignity of Aging: Ontario's Homecare System", Part 3

Yvonne Greaves
Home Care worker Yvonne Greaves
(Mary Wiens/CBC)
Mary Wiens talked with sociologist Pat Armstrong of York University about why "women's work" -- cooking, cleaning and bathing elderly people -- is critical to good health. And why homecare is crtiical to Ontario's healthcare system..
Listen audio (runs 7:12)

Part 1. Susan Bosak is one of thousands of middle-aged Ontarians struggling to look after an aging parent. She needed care and support. Instead, says Bosak, "What we got was a bureaucracy".
Listen audio (runs 6:15)

Part 2. Mary Wiens takes a bus ride with Yvonne Greaves, a veteran home care worker. Most homecare workers live below the poverty line. Greaves' goal -- to make it a better system for both the workers and their clients.
Listen audio (runs 6:16)

"The Indignity of Aging: Ontario's Homecare System", Part 2

This morning, in our series, "The Indignity of Aging: Ontario's Homecare System", Mary Wiens takes a bus ride with a home care worker.
Listen audio (runs 6:16)

Part 1. Mary Wiens talks to people who have come to know the system intimately.
Listen audio (runs 6:15)

"The Indignity of Aging: Ontario's Homecare System", Part 1

Privatizing Ontario's home care was supposed to produce a more efficient system, fifteen years later, just about everyone agrees the system is neither efficient nor adequate. So much so that every major party in this election campaign is promising to fix it.
This morning, Mary Wiens talks to people who have come to know the system intimately, in our series, "The Indignity of Aging: Ontario's Homecare System".
Listen audio (runs 6:15)

Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre

Meet the tenants of the RPACC, the new heart of the neighbourhood.

Three years ago, Metro Morning was in Regent Park, witnessing the changes taking place there as part of a multi-million-dollar revitalization project. This week, we're back in the neighbourhood. We'll bring you a new story each day, and Thursday, we'll broadcast a special show live from the new arts and cultural centre. We'll update you on the redevelopment, hear from residents new and old, and explore the role that arts and culture can play in shaping a community. Tune into Metro Morning, weekdays from 5:30 to 8:30 AM on CBC Radio 1, 99.1 FM