Living Longer, Living Well

Dr. Samir K. Sinha
Government of Ontario, December 2012

Report submitted to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the Minister Responsible for Seniors on recommendations to inform a seniors strategy for Ontario. The report was prepared by Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, Provincial Lead, Ontario’s Seniors Strategy.

The report identifies five principles for a seniors strategy:

  • Access
  • Equity
  • Choice
  • Value
  • Quality

Key recommendations fall under the following categories:

  • Promoting Health and Wellness
  • Strengthening Primary Care for Older Ontarians
  • Enhancing the Provision of Home and Community Care Services
  • Improving Acute Care for Elders
  • Enhancing Ontario’s Long-Term Care Home Environments
  • Addressing the Specialized Care Needs of Older Ontarians
  • Medications and Older Ontarians
  • Caring for Caregivers
  • Addressing Ageism and Elder Abuse
  • Addressing the Unique Needs of Older Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario
  • Supporting the Development of Elder Friendly Communities
  • Necessary Enablers to Support a Seniors Strategy for Ontario

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