More Care. Better Care.

Seniors in Ontario’s long-term care homes are older and more frail than any other cohort in the province’s history. And the waitlist for care has reached 32,000 Ontarians and continues to rise at a rate of 15% per year. Ontario has been addressing the issues and the sector has benefited from a renewed government commitment. But there remains work to be done.



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"Where is she?"

Residents need an in-home BSO team in every long-term care home. Read Edna’s story here.

“When are we going to get more staff?”

The long-term care sector needs to build its human resources strength. Read Nancy’s story here.

“How can I redevelop my long-term care home?”

Across the sector, long-term care homes are facing barriers to redeveloping. Read John’s story here.

“Why is this home not as nice as that other one?”

Nearly half of Ontario’s long-term care homes need to be rebuilt or renovated. Read Pat’s story here.

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The Facts Are Clear About Resident Acuity.

Ontario’s long-term care homes are finding themselves increasingly constrained by a system designed for yesterday. It is leaving them ill-equipped to meet the growing needs and number of today’s seniors, let along those that will be asked to care for tomorrow.

  • Rate in which the waitlist for long-term care grows per year. 15%
  • Percentage of residents who have some form of cognitive impairment; one in three are severely impaired. 90%
  • Percentage of residents who have two or more chronic conditions such as arthritis or heart disease. 97%
  • Percentage of residents who need help with daily activities such as getting out of bed, eating or going to the bathroom. 97%