The inaugural Monitoring Seniors’ Services report marks the beginning of a yearly update on key seniors’ services in the province, highlighting where seniors’ needs are being met, and where improvements are most needed. The report focuses on 2014/15 data highlighting key services under the Advocate’s legislated mandate.
- Home support hours decreased in 3 out of 5 health authorities, while the number of clients increased in 4 out of 5
- The number of residential care beds in the province has increased by 3.5% since 2012, but the population over 75 has increased 10% during that time and the number of seniors placed within the 30-day target window has decreased from 67% to 63% in the past year
- Data presented in the report confirm there were between 425 and 550 incidents of resident on resident aggression that resulted in harm in residential care reported in 2014/15
- Since 2005, the SAFER maximum rent that qualifies for a subsidy increased 9% while rents increased by 34%