Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie today released From Residential Care to Hospital: An Emerging Pattern. The report compares hospitalization rates for residents of contracted long term care facilities (both not-for-profits and private companies) with residents of publicly operated care facilities.
“After careful review of multi-year data, a consistent pattern emerges that shows a demonstrably greater use of the emergency department and hospital beds by residents from contracted long term care facilities versus residents from publicly run facilities and a stunning 54% greater likelihood that you will die in the hospital if you live in a contracted care facility versus a publicly operated facility,” stated Mackenzie.
August 30, 2018 update
In response to a high level of interest in the Office of the Seniors Advocate’s latest report From Residential Care to Hospital: A Pattern Emerges, Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie delivered a presentation to interested stakeholders, media, and members of the public. This presentation was conducted jointly with Dr. Jeff Poss and Dr. Kim McGrail–the two lead researchers behind the report–and provided a deeper dive into the statistical methodology and data sources used. It was followed by a one hour Q&A session.