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

Kondro, Wayne
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE783
Academic Journal
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.


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