CCAC Client Population Model:
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.
Do Ontarians receive palliative care at home?
- Although cancer patients represent only 30% of Canadian deaths annually, they make up 80% of end-of-life clients for the CCACs and occupy approximately 85% of hospice beds. (AG 2014)
- 10% of all ALC days in Ontario in the 2013/14 fiscal year were due to patients waiting in hospital for palliative care elsewhere. (AG 2014)
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
- Caring for terminally ill patients in an acute-care hospital is estimated to cost over 40% more than providing care in a hospital-based palliative-care unit, more than double the cost of providing care in a hospice bed, and over 10 times more than providing at-home care. (AG Report 2014)
- The cost of providing palliative care in the last month of a patient’s life averages about:
- $1,100 per day in an acute-care hospital bed
- $630 to $770 per day in a bed in a palliative-care unit
- $460 per day in a hospice bed
- under $100 per day where at-home care is provided. (AG 2014)