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The report documents findings from the Advocate’s first high-level review of health assessment records of B.C.’s 25,000 seniors in residential care and 29,000 seniors receiving home care.

Three systemic issues of immediate concern were found:

  • Up to 15% of B.C. seniors who are living in residential care may be incorrectly housed.
  • While 47% of residential care clients are being prescribed antidepressant medications, only 24% of these clients have actually been assessed as experiencing depression.
  • There is a significant lack of rehabilitative therapies in B.C.’s residential care facilities compared to Alberta and Ontario.

These findings demonstrate that more work is needed to better serve seniors.

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