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Home Care In Ontario - Fact and Figures

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Apr 1 to Mar 31  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 20012/13
Individuals Served:  586,423  603,535 616,952 637,727  653,730
Client Demographic
Age 65+
54%  54% 56% 56%  58%
Age 19-64  29%  30% 28% 28%  27%
Age 0-18  16%  16% 16% 16%  15%
Clients Placed in Long-Term Care Homes:  25,867 26,367 25,761 26,589 25,890
Full-Time Employees (approx.):  5,370  5,603 5,701 6,052  6,220
Services
Total Units
27,726,634  29,419,559 29,821,293 32,806,689 34,473,802
Personal Support/Homemaking Hours: 18,777,549  20,358,189 20,965,448 23,349,790  24,926,360
Total Nursing 7,461,840 7,697,234 7,606,320 8,149,821  8,241,067
Nursing Visits: 5,981,762 5,962,097 5,799,127 6,172,865  6,135,730
Shift Nursing Hours: 1,480,078 1,735,137 1,807,193 1,976,956  2,105,337
Occupational Therapy Visits:  556,147  506,154 482,051  513,290 521,497
Physiotherapy Visits:  519,168  483,163 426,690 444,054  435,521
Speech-Language Therapy Visits:  274,068  251,740 242,998 245,782  251,147
Dietician Services Visits:   58,584  52,877 45,384 47,954  48,681
Social Work Visits  79,278  70,202 52,402 55,998  50,529
Updated August 2013

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  2. OACCAC. Provincial Data, Retrieved from http://www.ccac-ont.ca/Content.aspx?EnterpriseID=15&LanguageID=1&MenuID=1378
  3. Chappell and Hollander. (2002) Synthesis Report: Final Report of the National Evaluation of the Cost-Effectiveness of Home Care
  4. North East LHIN. (2011) HOME First Shifts care of Seniors to HOME. LHINfo Minute, Northeastern Ontario Health Care Update. http://www.nelhin.on.ca/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=11258
  5. Health Council of Canada. (2008) Fixing the Foundation: An Update on Primary Health Care and Home Care Renewal in Canada. Toronto: Health Council, p8
  6. OHCA, November 2009. Creating an Ontario Home Care Rebate to Prevent Additional Costs to the Frail and Vulnerable, Retrieved from www.homecareontario.ca/public/about/publications-presentations.cfm
  7. Doran, et al. (2004) Management and Delivery of Community Nursing Services in Ontario: Impact on the Quality of Care and the Quality of Worklife of Community-Based Nurses
  8. Caplan,The Hon E. (2005) Realizing the Potential of Home Care, p22
  9. Canadian Medical Association. (2013) 13th Annual National Report Card on Health Care, p15
  10. OHCA. (2007) Creating an Age-Friendly Ontario, Retrieved from http://www.homecareontario.ca/public/about/publications-position-papers.cfm
  11. Canadian Medical Association. (2013) 13th Annual National Report Card on Health Care, p13
  12. OACCAC. Provincial Data, Retrieved from http://www.ccac-ont.ca/Content.aspx?EnterpriseID=15&LanguageID=1&MenuID=1378
  13. Health Quality Ontario. Home Care Reporting - January to March 2012, Retrieved from http://www.hqontario.ca/public0reporting/home-care
  14. Ibid
  15. Ibid
  16. Ibid
  17. Ibid