elderly care

Even as Bill (with Cathrin, right) grew older, he held on to his optimism; or it held on to him (Photograph by Mary Barber)

My 94-year-old father’s relentless optimism in the face of darkness

Cathrin Bradbury comes to terms with her dad’s optimism forged by an early encounter with darkness in her new book documenting their final months together. Read an excerpt here.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath walks back to her office, following Question Period at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto on Aug. 1, 2018. (Chris Young/CP)

Ontarians won’t tolerate any more tinkering with long-term care

Andrea Horwath: What we are witnessing is nothing less than a fundamental failure of Canada’s governments, private companies and institutions to ensure seniors’ health and safety, which borders on elderly abuse

A doctor sees the health care system—through his father

When Dr. Brian Goldman’s father had a heart attack, he experienced first-hand the jargon, hints and deceptions of the medical system.