New Brunswick long term care unprepared for next generation of aging seniors

 By Hina Alam THE CANADIAN PRESS FREDERICTON- New Brunswick will need to rethink its long-term care offerings to respond to the needs of an increasingly diverse population, the province’s seniors’ advocate says in a report released Wednesday. Kelly Lamrock says New Brunswick’s long-term care system has traditionally reflected the majority population, which is primarily of European heritage and Christian or, more recently, secular. But going forward, he said it should reflect the “unique cultural and religious expectations and requirements” that immigrants, First Nations and LGBTQ populations bring to the province. The 198-page report says the coming generation of Gen X seniors will have a different profile in terms of chronic health conditions and comorbidities such as dementia. But there will also be “different social and cultural factors, ranging from family…

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