Long-Term Care Is a Struggle for Those Aging With HIV

In my first month of joining the staff team of Casey House, a small HIV hospital in Toronto, I heard a story that was not only disturbing but proved to me that there was still considerable work to do.

The story was shared by a middle aged HIV-positive man who had been an inpatient and moved to a long-term care home to continue his recovery and adapt to a new visual disability. He knew his stay there would be time-limited, with a focus on skill-building. As for any of us who consider long-term care as we age or for our loved ones, this man was filled with trepidation. Would the long-term care home be in fact a “home”; what would it be like to live in this communal setting of older folks; and could the care team meet his needs?

– Huffington Post

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