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20. What You Need to Know about For-Profit Long-Term Care Homes, and How to Prepare Our Parents and Ourselves for Care During Our Senior Years With a Looming Elder Care Crisis on the Horizon With Lawyer Melissa Miller

20. What You Need to Know about For-Profit Long-Term Care Homes, and How to Prepare Our Parents and Ourselves for Care During Our Senior Years With a Looming Elder Care Crisis on the Horizon With Lawyer Melissa Miller

Update: 2024-05-16
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Aging and care in our older years impacts all of us... Have you ever thought about how you want to live out your senior years? Have you discussed this with your own aging parents? Maybe, you’re already caring for an elderly family member or have admitted them to a long-term care facility that can help them manage a disease like dementia or assist them with mobility issues. Today in Ontario, there are 76,000 residents in long-term care homes with another 30,000 people on waitlists. In the next five years, it’s estimated that an additional 50,000 people will need care in a nursing home in Ontario alone. But as Elder Rights Lawyer Melissa Miller discusses in this crucial episode, not all homes are providing the necessary care to residents, and in some cases, it appears that profits are put ahead of people. We also discuss the workers in these homes and the conditions many are forced to work under. What is life like as a caregiver to a senior or sick loved one? Finally, Melissa guides us through the discussions we all need have with our parents today and map out for ourselves how we want to live out our golden years in an informed and empowered way.


If you want to learn even more, check out the documentary “Stolen Time” via the “Doc Soup” portal at hot docs online.


Find Melissa Grelo on Instagram @MelissaGrelo and @AgingPowerfullyWithMG, or on her website AgingPowerfullyWithMelissaGrelo.com. Find clips of the show on YouTube @MelissaGrelo


Producer: Melissa Grelo. 


Audio/Video Producer and Editor: Drew Garner. 

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20. What You Need to Know about For-Profit Long-Term Care Homes, and How to Prepare Our Parents and Ourselves for Care During Our Senior Years With a Looming Elder Care Crisis on the Horizon With Lawyer Melissa Miller

20. What You Need to Know about For-Profit Long-Term Care Homes, and How to Prepare Our Parents and Ourselves for Care During Our Senior Years With a Looming Elder Care Crisis on the Horizon With Lawyer Melissa Miller

Melissa Grelo