Strengthening Care for Frail Older Adults in Canada

Provincial and territorial health systems in Canada are increasingly focusing on how to strengthen care for those with complex health needs. This includes frail older adults, people living with multiple chronic diseases, and/or people living with disabilities. To do this, many provincial health systems have been focusing on strengthening primary care (the first point of contact for care for most), and enhancing coordination between primary, acute, home and community care and public health. The goal is to enhance patient experience, improve health outcomes and keep costs manageable.