To ensure seniors are better supported, it will ultimately be about taking collective responsibility, both across the health system and throughout society, for supporting our aging population. In this episode, Donna is joined by John Hirdes, a professor at the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo and a renowned long-term care researcher with nearly 40 years of experience and perspective. John has a wealth of information to share on what’s happening right now in long-term care, the changes he’s seen over the decades, and some very thoughtful advice on what we could be doing differently as a society to support our seniors. He also offers his professional and personal insights into the changes in society that are affecting our seniors, as well as the changes that are needed to ensure seniors are better supported.
Learn more about John Hirdes: https://uwaterloo.ca/public-health-sciences/people-profiles/john-hirdes