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“Recent investments by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) engaged Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and other health and community support organizations to deliver innovative, community-based care with the dual goals of enabling seniors to live safely in their own homes and alleviating related pressures on more costly care settings, such as acute care hospitals and long-term care homes.
This Chartbook allows for visual comparisons of health system data analyzed over time and geographically by LHIN, as well as a comparison of several population characteristics including age, sex, income quintile, immigration status and frailty. The Chartbook reports on a set of key indicators vital to older adults, including emergency department visits, use of alternate level of care beds in hospitals, waiting times for long-term care home placement and home care services and self-perceived unmet home services care needs.”