Canada’s most vulnerable: Improving health care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis seniors
A new report by the Health Council of Canada says that governments must make a greater effort to collaborate to improve health care for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis seniors. The report, Canada’s most vulnerable: Improving health care for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis seniors, shows they often do not receive the same level of health care as non-Aboriginal Canadians because of poor communication, collaboration, and disputes between governments about who is responsible for the care of Aboriginal people.
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Read related blogs this week by Dr. Catherine Cook, a councillor with the Health Council of Canada; Tina Buckle, RN, Community Health Nursing Coordinator in Nunatsiavut; Glenda Phillips, RN, Manager of Home and Community Care in Bella Coola, BC; Wenda Watteyne, Director, Métis Nation of Ontario, Healing and Wellness Branch and Marney Vermette, RN, Engagement Liaison with the Saint Elizabeth First Nation, Inuit, and Métis Program.
- Something more must be done to address the health challenges of Aboriginal seniors
Dr. Catherine Cook, councillor with the Health Council of Canada
- Community health aides help with nursing shortages and cultural safety
Tina Buckle, Community Health Nursing Coordinator, Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development
- Online education about elder care for community-based health care providers
Marney Vermette, Engagement Liaison, Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Program
- One home care program for everyone: Bella Coola, British Columbia
Glenda Phillips, Manager, Home & Community Support, Bella Coola General Hospital
- Supporting Métis seniors and families
Wenda Watteyne, Director of Healing and Wellness, and Dr. Storm J. Russell, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Métis Nation of Ontario