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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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%