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Why Modernization of Nursing Homes' Matters

Posted on Mon, February 6, 2017 at 10:24 pm

 

If you have the time, interest, and inclination, a visit to the Ontario Long-Term Care Associations Action Plan website (http://betterseniorscare.ca/.) will reveal myriad interesting facts, statistics, analysis, and stories that relate to long term care in Ontario.  The Association represents nearly 70% of Ontario's 630 long-term care homes and provides services to nearly 100,000 residents.

According to the Association, there are 35,000 seniors in Ontario that live in Long-Term care homes which have been classified as outdated by the province.  This includes criteria such as amenities and the amount of square footage per resident.  

In response, the OLTCA has produced an action plan that calls on members and the government to properly modernize senior homes, manage growing waitlists which are, based on published demographics, certain to grow worse, and better address cognitive impairment.  In Ontario, the average age of nursing home residents is 85, and nine in ten residents have some form of cognitive impairment, three in ten seriously.

For more details about this insightful report, visit the OLTCA action plan website above, or click here:

OLTCA Website

- NHR Staff


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