Caring for a senior in a B.C. hospital costs the taxpayer between $825 and $1,968 daily, compared with $200 for long-term residential care…. Canadian Medical Association (CMA) chief, wants Ottawa to work with other levels of government to develop a national strategy for seniors’ care, with an early contribution of $2.3 billion to help provinces invest in more long-term...May 4, 2015
For the first time, by 2017, Canada will be home to more people older than 65 than children under 15.
The demographic shift has already been marked by an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases, resulting in the larger number of long-term care residents with multiple complex diagnoses.April 2, 2015