What happened in long-term care homes during COVID-19 was “a dark mark” in Ontario’s history. Geriatrician and Early-Career Award recipient, Dr. Nathan Stall, is influencing policy and system-level change so that it never happens again.
Saskatchewan’s only Royal College-certified geriatrician shares her efforts to support older patients and insights on how to provide better care.
“I’m actually optimistic that when I’m older we’ll have even more great doctors with a passion for taking care of older adults. I think there is no better job, to be honest with you.”
“We ask, ‘How do I help the whole person and how do I help the family?’ If you like that level of complexity, not dealing with just one system or one organ, then this is a field for you.”
“I think that what gets lost is that there are a lot of diseases that have a prevalence rate with seniors and with the Baby Boomers coming forward, the demands are soaring.”
The report analyzed data on all fee-for-service care provided to patients aged 65 and older from the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s National Physician Database.