Baycrest is building connections globally with other organizations that are concerned about improving quality of life for a burgeoning population of seniors.
Medical and nursing students from Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), one of the premier medical colleges in the People’s Republic of China, come to Baycrest to learn about geriatric care. During their visits, they observe and work with our staff, participate in geriatric training programs, learn about research and visit other long-term care facilities.
The government of China recognizes it faces challenges related to an expected rise in the 60+ age group from 200 million in 2013 to almost 450 million in 2050. In January 2017, Baycrest was invited to speak at the State Association of Foreign Expert Advisors symposium in Beijing. Dr. William Reichman, president and CEO of Baycrest, spoke about the impact of the aging Chinese population on the type of healthcare services that will need to be developed across China. He suggested a number of ways in which China can learn from the experience of Canada and other western nations and collaborate on bringing innovation to the global challenges in senior care.