Topics of Discussion

1. How does Canada approach caring for the elderly? From a social/family perspective? From a government perspective?
2. Is care provided through institutions? Community-based care? A combination of options? What’s the role of assisted living facilities? Home care agencies? Nursing homes? How does the system work together?
3. What are some of the primary issues that arise regularly for the elderly and people with special needs in Canada? How are these issues dealt with?
4. Are there government programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid?
5. What's the cultural philosophy around caring for the elderly and people with special needs?
6. What are some of the primary challenges Canada faces with a growing elderly population?
7. What legal concepts are regularly applied to the elderly and people with special needs in Canada? Does Canada use durable powers of attorney? Advance health care directives? Guardianship?
8. What are the primary cross-border issues and how are they addressed?
9. What is the nature of Canada’s legal system, how does it operate, how does one become an attorney in Canada, and how are the courts structured?