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  • ISSN: 0714-9808 (Print), 1710-1107 (Online)
  • Editor: Dr Paul Stolee School of Public Health and Health Systems|University of Waterloo|Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|N2L 3G1
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The Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (CJA/RCV) promotes excellence in research and disseminates the latest work of researchers in the social sciences, humanities, health and biological sciences who study the older population of Canada and other countries; informs policy debates relevant to aging through the publication of the highest quality research; seeks to improve the quality of life for Canada's older population and for older populations in other parts of the world through the publication of research that focuses on the broad range of relevant issues from income security to family relationships to service delivery and best practices; and encourages the exchange of the latest ideas in gerontological research through the publication of work by international scholars to the benefit of the Canadian and international scholarly communities as well as older adults in Canada and around the world.

March article of the month

Who Is (Still) Looking After Mom and Dad? Few Improvements in Care Aides’ Quality-of-Work Life
By Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Matthias Hoben, Janet E. Squires, Greta G. Cummings, Peter Norton, Carole A. Estabrooks 

This article follows a previous publication entitled “Who is looking after mom and dad? Unregulated workers in Canadian long-term care homes”, published in The Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement in December 2014 (online) and March 2015 (in print). This initial article reported the first demographic profile of care aides in Western Canada through the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) longitudinal research program (2007-2022) in applied health services. Results showed that care aides received limited training or standards for minimum education, with significant variation across provinces and that they worked in environments that contribute to burnout. Four years later, follow up results show little improvement or worsening of care aide health and quality of work life.

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