Fiscal challenges in healthcare for Canada’s aged population have often raised concerns. Some of the notable arguments and policy prescriptions that have been presented in the context of addressing costs in Canadian health care do not consider alternatives. Chappell and Hollander suggest the use of an integrated system of care delivery. The aged population in Canada needs an integrated care delivery system not only to meet the fiscal costs but also to successfully manage their symptoms and other chronic conditions (Chappell and Hollander 10). In this context this essay argues that the demographic aging in Canada has necessitated the establishment of an integrated health care delivery system. The integrated health care system is the appropriate way to meet the challenges of both health and economics with respect to the senior citizen. This essay discusses why demographic aging has lead to a significant increase in the aged population. The need for successful or active aging is discussed. The concerns of health care relative to the health of the individual and costs to the state are discussed. This discussion sets the context of introducing the benefits of an integrated health care delivery model for the Canadian society.
Canada has rising demographic aging which has its effects on successful aging of the individual. Causes for the demographic aging effects have been analyzed in the past. The demographic aging then had its roots in causes like that of zero population growth, economic issues, labour issues and more (McDaniel 136). A growing aging population will require support in the form of policy changes that addresses the specific needs of the population. Policy changes in the areas of economy, health care, quality of life, etc. are introduced and the trends of demographic aging are studied with interest for the future.