Research Report: Literature Review

Our report Raising the Profile of the Community-Based Seniors’ Services Sector in B.C.: A Review of the Literature provides frameworks for understanding the role of the community-based seniors’ services sector in B.C. and brings together the key evidence on the sector’s role in promoting health, well-being and resilience for seniors.

Raising the Profile of the Community-Based Seniors’ Services Sector in B.C.: A Review of the Literature

FULL REPORT (Executive Summary and Full Literature Review)

RAising the Profile of the Community-Based Seniors’ Services Sector in B.C.: A Review of the Literature

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ONLY


This report provides evidence showing that a greater emphasis on health promotion and prevention programming and interventions that foster resilience can result in significant improvements in seniors’ health, and reductions in the use of (and costs to) the healthcare system. In particular, it highlights nutrition, physical activity, and social support as three key areas in which community-based seniors’ services may substantially impact the health and well-being of seniors and reduce the use and cost of healthcare services.

This research shows how investment in the community-based seniors’ sector makes sense, both in terms of supporting positive and healthy lives, and economically.