And Member of the Sandwich Generation According to Statistics Canada, the 2011 Canadian Census counted 4.9 million people aged 65 or older, up over 28 percent from about 3.8 million in 2001. Of these almost 5 million people, about 350,000 lived in special care facilities such as nursing homes, chronic care, long-term care hospitals and residences for senior citizens. My mother is one of them….