The Government of Yukon has released the 2021-22 annual report regarding the implementation of the Yukon Aging in Place Action Plan.
The Yukon Aging in Place Action Plan contains 56 recommended actions aimed at helping ensure older Yukoners can live safely, independently, and comfortably in their own homes or communities for as long as possible.
All recommended actions are either operational or in progress, including 11 that were started since the last annual report.
More specifically, 22 actions are operational, with 15 becoming operational since the previous report, including:
- best practices for seniors vaccination schedules;
- technology literacy training for seniors;
- funding for accessibility home modifications;
- expanding Handy Bus services in Whitehorse;
- a home health monitoring service; and
- expanding the Embedding a Palliative Approach to Care model throughout long-term care homes.
Of the total recommended actions, 34 actions are in progress. This progress represents the Government of Yukon’s people-focused approach to supporting Yukoners throughout all phases of life.
More work will be done to improve recommendations that are operational and consideration is being given to how progress will be measured in future reports. Reflecting a commitment to continuous improvement, actions will continue to evolve to best suit the needs of aging Yukoners, especially in Yukon communities.
Seniors and Elders are the foundation of the Yukon, and we are committed to supporting their safe, comfortable and independent living through the Yukon Aging in Place Action Plan. Thank you to the Aging in Place Seniors Advisory Committee for their invaluable contributions to keeping seniors and Elders at the centre of our people-centred approach, and to all dedicated care providers who provide support every day. Our government is committed to working together to improve lives and help ensure our seniors and Elders feel valued and respected now and in the future.
Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee
Released in September 2020, the Aging in Place Action Plan is based on extensive public engagement with more than 1,200 people from across the territory.
The recommended actions are grouped into four pillars: living a full and meaningful life, housing, transportation and programs, and services and infrastructure.
The Aging in Place Seniors Advisory Committee serves as a focal point for Yukon Seniors and Elders to collaborate with the Yukon government on matters relating to aging in place.
Communications, Health and Social Services