TITLE

More elderly Ontarians waiting longer in hospitals for beds in long-term care facilities

AUTHOR(S)
Kondro, Wayne
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE783
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that more senior citizens in Ontario are restrained in acute care hospital beds due to space unavailability in long-term care (LTC) facilities. It mentions that senior citizens in Ontario are waiting much longer to be placed in long-term care facilities or to be rightly evaluated for their home care needs. It says that the median length of the wait for a bed in a LTC facility for seniors was over a year.
ACCESSION #
55705167

 

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