Physical Description:printxii, 195 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Publisher:Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, c2013.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. Introduction -- 2. A Profile of Our Aging [Ageing, Aged] Population ; More Older Canadians ; Dependency Ratios: Cause for Concern? ; Interpreting Dependency Ratios ; The Health and Well-Being of Older Canadians ; Chronic Conditions ; Functional Disability ; Self-Perceptions of Health ; Summary of Physical Health in Old Age ; Well-Being ; Frailty ; Subpopulations ; Summary of Health and Well-Being ; Health Promotion and Disease Prevention -- 3. Informal Care ; Social Support and Caregiving ; Caregiving in the West ; Caregiver Stress and Burden ; Caregiver Stress and Burden ; Other Directions in Caregiving Research ; Caregiving in the Future ; Caregiving in Summary ; Social Policy and Caregiving ; Caregiving Policies and Programs in Canada ; International Experience ; The Need for Care for Caregivers ; Looking Forward -- 4. The Evolution of Continuing Care for Older Adults ; Defining Continuing Care ; The Historical Evolution of Continuing Care ; The Emergence of Social Security in Canada (1700s-1945) ; The Consolidation of Social Security (1945-early 1970s) ; Fiscal Retrenchment (early 1970s-early 1990s) ; Reform and Retrenchment (early 1990s-present) -- 5. The Economic Evaluation of Continuing Care ; An Overview of Economic Analysis ; The Cost-Effectiveness of the Maintenance and Preventive Function of Home Care ; Home Care as a Substitute for Residential Care ; The Cost-Effectiveness of Home Care Compared to Acute Care Hospitals ; The Cost-Effectiveness of Other Continuing Care Services -- 6. Models and Frameworks for Integrated Care ; Examples of Successful Integrated Systems of Care ; Larger Provincial and State Models ; Smaller Models with Home, Community, and Residential Care Components ; Smaller, Integrated Community-Based Models ; The Chronic Care Model ; Frameworks to Inform the Development of Integrated Systems of Care Delivery ; Three Highly Regarded Frameworks ; The Enhanced Continuing Care Framework -- 7. A Path Forward ; A Critical First Step ; Twenty Years of Policy Drift ; A Response to the Skeptics ; "The Cost-Effectiveness Data No Longer Apply" ; "Actual Savings Are Not Possible" ; "Large Scale Change Is Not Feasible" ; Getting It Right.