This is Long-Term Care 2018

TORONTO, May 8, 2018 /CNW/ – With the Ontario election less than four weeks away, and all eyes looking to the parties’ plans to improve the province’s most pressing issues, the Ontario Long Term Care Association released its annual report, This is Long-Term Care 2018, which highlights the increasing care needs of residents and the compassionate care that long-term care home staff provide to seniors across Ontario.

“The demographic of seniors that come into long-term care today has changed over the last five years,” says Candace Chartier, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association. “Our report shows that the majority of seniors coming into long-term care require extensive or complete support with their daily activities as a result of their cognitive or physical condition.”

The report outlines that 90% of long-term care residents have some form of cognitive impairment, with one in three severely affected. In addition, since 2011, the proportion of residents that have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementias has grown, with 64% of residents affected today. These conditions, coupled with increasing health challenges and frailty of residents, require a specialized care approach.

Click here to download the full report.

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