Ageing International

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 99–116 | Cite as

The Threats of Privatization to Security in Long-Term Residential Care

  • Pat Armstrong
  • Hugh Armstrong
  • Krystal Kehoe MacLeod
Article

Abstract

This paper argues that privatization, especially in the form of for-profit, chain ownership, undermines security in old age. Using data from research in Canada and focusing on the specific case of long-term residential care, this paper examines four aspects of security; security of physical access, security of financial access, security of quality and security of employment for those providing care.

Keywords

Long-term residential care Security Quality Finances 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pat Armstrong
    • 1
  • Hugh Armstrong
    • 2
    • 3
  • Krystal Kehoe MacLeod
    • 4
  1. 1.York UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.School of Social WorkCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  3. 3.TorontoCanada
  4. 4.School of Public Policy and AdministrationCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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