Home Care Ontario | Sep 02, 2020
August 7, 2020 - Home Care Ontario released a new public opinion poll conducted by Campaign Research Inc demonstrating that virtually all Ontario seniors (91%) hope to stay in their own home or apartment as long as possible, d 95% believe being in their own home with the support of home care is the safest environment for them to live during a pandemic.
When Ontario seniors were asked to identify their first and second priority for additional government investments, publicly-funded home care was tied as a first choice (28%) with long-term care (28%). 27% of seniors would prefer to see the government provide financial relief for family paid home care, and only 14% of seniors chose additional investments in hospitals as their first priority.
These important findings will assist us in advocating on behalf of the home care sector for additional home care funding, wage rates that pay professional home care workers at parity with other parts of the health system, and financial relief for seniors and families who purchase additional care supports.
The full study can be downloaded here: Home Care Study-Poll Research July 2020 .