"Nursing Home Care v. Home Care" Introduction As the baby boomer generation continues to age rapidly, we are all led to consider how we will prepare for our later years. According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian population has been aging ever since the end of the baby boom. More than one of every four individuals will be 65 years of age in the year 2056. Life expectancy is increasing so that Canadian men can expect to live to 80 years while women will live until they are 82.6 years of age (Statistics Canada, 2010). The question concerns how well we can expect to live and function in the later years and what quality of life we can expect. A holistic approach is needed because economic issues as well as psychosocial issues and other...The end:
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