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Ontario turns to seniors to help curb care costs - Globe and Mail
Such a system would apply to the 5 per cent of seniors with the highest incomes – more than $100,000 for a single person and more than $160,000 for couples. The cash-strapped government says it would help to curb growing health-care costs and, at the same time, provide better care for older Ontarians.
Living Longer, Living Well by Dr. Samir Sinha (PDF)
Dr. Sinha says the province’s aging population is creating enormous challenges for the province, at a time when it is struggling with a $14-billion deficit. Older adults make up only 14.6 per cent of the population in Ontario, the report says, but they account for nearly half of health-care spending. Health care, in turn, accounts for about 44 cents of every $1 the province spends on programs.
Care of the Elderly: Can We Do Better? - Presented by Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD, Dphil, FRCPC | Provincial Lead, Ontario's Seniors Care Strategy | Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and University Health Network Hospitals
LOS = length of stay
- Ontario Hospital Association: Alternate Level of Care Capacity Challenges and Long-Term Placement (Roundtable Discussion) PDF