CCAC Client Population Model: In the last three years, the number of clients deemed:
- Complex has increased by 5%
- Chronic has increased by 3%
- Acute short stay has decreased by 2%
- Community independence has decreased by 5%
How long does it take to receive home care?
- Nine out of ten people who were referred to home care services from the community (by a family physician, social worker, community organization or self/ family member) waited 12 days or less for their home services to start after agreeing to receive these services.
How likely is a return to hospital for home care clients who have recently been discharged?
- 14% of home care clients discharged from the hospital experienced an unplanned return to hospital within 30 days after being discharged.
- 25% of individuals had an unscheduled emergency department visit within 30 days after being discharged from the hospital and referred for home care services.
- Approximately one quarter of home care clients reported that they did not receive an influenza vaccine in the preceding two years.
Do home care clients receive a positive experience from home care services?
- Nine out of ten home care clients have a positive experience with nursing, personal support, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and nutrition and social work services arranged by CCACs.
- Investing in home-based care can save money, improve care and improve quality of life for people who would otherwise be hospitalized or institutionalized.
|Average Cost of Care |
(for one week for 424 seniors)
|Hospital Bed ||$2.5 million |
|Long-term Care Bed ||$374,000.00 |
|Care at Home ||$125,000.00 |
|Average Per Diem Cost |
|Hospital Bed ||$842.00/day |
|Long-Term Care Bed ||$126.00/day |
|Care at Home ||$42.00/day |
(2011) HOME First Shifts care of Seniors to HOME. LHINfo Minute, Northeastern Ontario Health Care Update
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