Aging in Ontario: An ICES Chartbook of Health Service Use by Older Adults
Bronskill SE, Carter MW, Costa AP, Esensoy AV, Gill SS, Gruneir A, Henry DA, Hirdes JP, Jaakkimainen RL, Poss JW, Wodchis WP. September 2010
In recent years, the Ontario government has made substantial investments to expand community services for the province’s seniors allowing them to live independently in their own homes. Aging in Ontario: An ICES Chartbook of Health Service Use by Older Adults provides historical baseline data prior to (and during) the expansion of services to support aging populations and reports on a set of key indicators vital to older adults. These indicators include emergency department visits, use of alternate level of care beds in hospitals, as well as waiting times for long-term care home placement and home care services, and self-perceived unmet home care needs. The Chartbook allows for visual comparisons of health system data analyzed over time and geographically by Local Health Integration Network, as well as comparisons of several population characteristics, including age, sex, levels of neighbourhood income and immigration, and frailty.
Geriatrics and aging