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The Canadian Health and Long-Term Care Systems: A Primer for You and Your Aging Clients

  • CPA (CA)
  • CFA
  • QAFP
  • CIPM
  • CFP (CA)

Published: December, 2021

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Course Description


  • The Canada health act (CHA)
    4 mins
  • Canada health act - Shortcomings
    9 mins
  • Pharmacare - What they recommended
    18 mins
  • General resources - Part one
    25 mins
  • Long term / Nursing home / Alzheimer care
    34 mins
  • How did things get so bad?
    47 mins
  • Palliative care specialist
    55 mins

Course Description

Canada shares many similarities with other industrialized countries around the world, including a rapidly aging population.

Every day 1000 Canadians turn 65. Over 700,000 suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and 70 per cent of seniors will need long term care of some description. Even though Canada is a wonderful country to live, the health care system presents its own set of problems and barriers, particularly to aging Canadians.

The majority of Canadians do not understand how their provincial health care system works—until there is a health emergency and they need access to care and services. They also believe that the government will subsidize all their health care costs as they age, something no government can afford to do. In this CPD webinar we will review Canada’s health care system, the care continuum and the roles that health care professionals play in delivering care to aging Canadians. Finally, we will see the impact that COVID-19 has had on Canada’s long term health care system. Resources are included for ongoing reference and learning. This CPD course will benefit you, your family and your clients.

Major topics covered in this online Finance CPD course for Canadian CPAs:

  • Canada’s Health Care System
    • The Canada Health Act
    • Hallway medicine
    • ALC patients
    • Pharmacare
    • Medical Tourism 
  • The Long-Term Care Continuum
    • What is long term care
    • The long-term care continuum
    • What governments do/do not subsidize
  • The Professional Care Providers Who Work with Aging Canadians
    • Geriatricians, gerontologists, geriatric psychiatrists, neurologist, therapists, care managers

Learning Objectives

  • To determine what your clients need to know about the Canadian health and long-term care systems
  • To describe how a CPA can help the clients over long-term care planning matters
  • To identify different resources for long-term care planning

Recommended For

  • This CPD course is recommended for Canadian CPAs, Finance Professionals, Financial Advisors practicing in Canada trying to help their clients with long-term care planning matters

Who Should Attend?

  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Finance Director
  • Finance Pros
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPD Credit of Finance for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CE Credit of Financial Management & Planning for Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP) (Approval No. 11062)
  • 1 CE Credit of Financial Management & Planning for Certified Financial Planners Canada (CFP Canada) (Approval No. 11062)
  • 1 PL Credit of Finance for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 1 PL Credit of Finance for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)

Additional details

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About Presenter

Karen Henderson

Account Executive, LTC Planning Network

As your clients and family age, do you want them to avoid:

Losing independence and control?
Being a burden on family/friends?
Financial hardship?
Relying on government programs?

I certainly do. Many years ago I learned what a 14-year long term care experience can mean. That's why I founded the Long Term Care Planning Network, Canada’s leading resource centre for aging and long term care planning and education.

My seminar series, web sites, newsletters and print and electronic tools are recognized as key international long term care educational resources.

I am a well-known speaker, educator, writer, media commentator, publisher and consultant in the field of long term care, who has been published in leading geriatric journals in Canada.

I am also a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA.

I work with professional advisors and their clients, as well as Canadian families to help all understand the implications of ageing and the need for care on professional, personal and financial

I have created a series of uniquely Canadian educational resources to encourage Canadians to talk about, and prepare for aging long term care including:

  • The 10 - Step Long Term Care Planner
  • It’s never too early to start the care conversation…A
  • Guide For Adult Children & Their Parents
  • Long Term Care: A Practical Planning Guide For
  • Canadians
  • LTC Readiness Questionnaire/User Guide
  • The Critical Illness/Long Term Care Planner
Contact me to help you with:

1. Family caregiving issues; I was a dementia caregiver for 14 years
2. Guidance regarding a plan for your own long term care
3. Information and advice regarding the role of long term care insurance

About Company

LTC Planning Network

The Long Term Care Planning Network is Canada's national resource centre for aging and long term care education and planning. We provide professional advisors - financial, legal, insurance, accounting - with the information and tools to help both them and their clients understand the implications of long term care on financial, personal and family well-being.

We are also delighted to announce that we are growing our family consulting practice; we work with families who need advice, support and resources for an aging family member who may suffer from Alzheimer's disease or need new accommodation, equipment or other services to meet their care needs.


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Ratings and Review


2 Ratings



Very Good









Walter Kurz Kurz, CPA (CA)

Feb 2nd, 2022

Well done but very rushed at the end. Could easily have been a two hour course.

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