Technology and care in Canada

Arlene Astell, Janet Fast

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This chapter focuses on policy and practice related to care and technology in Canada. The authors highlight that the federated government structure (a central federal government and thirteen semi-autonomous provincial/territorial governments) results in overlapping jurisdiction over continuing care services, and the lack of a legislated mandate to provide these services means that Canada lacks a national social/long-term care (LTC) ‘system’. The chapter then describes how technology is harnessed in the delivery of care in Canada, with a focus on four key areas: 1. care management/coordination; 2. smart homes; 3. outdoor tracking; and 4. communication technologies. Recent empirical evidence related to technology and care in Canada is also explored.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCare Technologies For Ageing Societies
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Comparison
EditorsKate Hamblin, Matthew Lariviere
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781447364825, 9781447364818
ISBN (Print)9781447364801
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2023
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSustainable Care
PublisherPolicy Press

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