ACTION FOR SENIORS

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 numbers of today’s seniors, let alone those that they will be asked to care for tomorrow.

 

 

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Robert Needs His Privacy

Providing 74-year-old Robert with more personal space in his long-term care home can help reduce his aggression. Read Robert’s story here.

Mary Needs To Feel Safe

An in home BSO team can put a care plan in place to manage Mary’s dementia and get her off antipsychotic medication. Read Mary’s story here.

Martha Needs Her Family

If the smaller long-term care home in Martha’s town had additional funding for her special needs, she could leave her ALC hospital bed and live near family and friends. Read Martha’s story here.

Rahim Needs A Hand

Rahim wants to provide the kind of care he believes will make a difference. Read Rahim’s story here.

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The Facts Are Clear

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 numbers of today’s seniors, let alone those that they will be asked to care for tomorrow.

  • Long-term care homes in communities with a population of 10,000 or less 53%
  • Residents with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia 60%
  • Increase in level of bed mobility support required over the last year 11.6%
  • Increase in funding required by long -term care homes to account for annual increased care needs 1%