This comprehensive review focuses on novel and unique aspects of cardiovascular health in women and sex differences as they relate to clinical practice in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
This chapter of Women in Canada examines many aspects related to senior women in Canada, including their socio-demographic characteristics, life expectancy, living arrangements, social participation, Internet use, health, assistance with daily living and leading causes of death, as well as economic characteristics such as their labour force participation and income. The focus will be on recent patterns, with discussion of historical trends where appropriate, including selected analysis by ethnocultural diversity, Aboriginal identity and geographic region.
The factors associated with good physical and mental health are fairly similar among women and men: healthy lifestyles, income, education level, age, as well as social inclusion and participation. Nevertheless, because of various biological and social characteristics specific to women, the health problems they face in their lives may differ from those faced by men. For example, because their life expectancy is higher, women are more likely than men to develop chronic health problems that often appear with age, such as arthritis. This chapter looks at many of these differences between women and men.
Key questions include: From where do older LGBTQ Ontarians obtain care? How do they conceive of what is desirable in terms of health care and living arrangements? How can their needs and desires be understood along a longer life-course trajectory and within the current political and economic moment in Canada?
Their mission is to improve access to services and to promote the health of Ontario’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. They envision a province in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are healthy and valued members of their diverse communities and are supported by equitable services and public policy.
We are all aging. The demographics are shifting and resources are lacking to support our seniors. For the LGBT community, resources, and particularly housing needs are virtually non-existent. Due to stigma, discrimination, family dynamics and other issues, this aging community is at risk of having limited support.
Little is known about the prevalence, health concerns, and aging experiences of LGBT older residents of long-term care homes, retirement residences, and assisted living facilities. While some research has begun to illuminate how LGBT older adults’ aging process and comfort with health services differ from that of the general population, these investigations have not been applied to experiences within congregate living facilities. Hence there is limited published literature on the topic, especially in the Canadian context.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people experience numerous issues as a result of discrimination and stigmas. Recent research has highlighted the significant issues impacting aging and end-of-life issues among this population, particularly when accessing health and social services. Specifically, one issue that continues to negatively impact LGBT people is discrimination from healthcare providers, where many LGBT people are asked inappropriate questions, mocked or treated poorly.
Compiled for the Pride Seniors Project – Into the Closet: A Needs Assessment, this annotated bibliography, “LGBTQ Seniors’ Health, Housing and Social Support,” reviews literature assembled by Edmonton’s Pride Seniors Committee on LGBTQ individuals who are aging, particularly their challenges. It provides a ‘lay-of-the-land’ on the topic through short summaries of the assorted collection of literature. The task was not a complete literature review.