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2,100 new for-profit long term care beds

For-profit long term care (LTC) beds for the elderly increased by over 2,100 in Ontario between 2003/4 and 2009/10 according to new Statistics Canada data.   The number of for-profit facilities increased by 70, taking a large majority in the growth in facilities, gaining 70 out of the total of 94 new LTC facilities.

However, with slightly stronger growth in the number of beds operated by not-for-profit operators, not-for-profit operators actually increased their share of the total number of LTC beds by a couple of percent.  Nevertheless, 60% of  all LTC beds are still operated by for-profit corporations.   As well, 65% of the facilities are operated by for-profit corporations.

The biggest increase in beds over the six years was in not-for-profit facilities operated by lay organizations.  These lay facilities saw their number of beds increase from 9,600 beds to 13,200 beds.  Municipal homes also increased their share of total beds.  The Stats Canada reports are linked below.



Operating facilities
Reporting facilities
Beds staffed and in operation
Approved beds as % of total approved beds
Number
Approved beds
Number
Approved beds
Total, homes for the aged
738
89,035
601
71,946
88,623

Proprietary ownership


Total, homes for the aged
482
53,537
378
41,385
53,304
60.1%
Religious ownership


Total, homes for the aged
39
4,953
34
4,095
4,952
5.6%
Lay ownership


Total, homes for the aged
108
13,220
100
12,499
13,194
14.8%
Municipal ownership


Total, homes for the aged
104
17,014
85
13,676
16,862
19.1%
Provincial Ownership


Total, homes for the aged
5
311
4
291
311
0.3%













                                        
Operating facilities
Reporting facilities
Beds staffed and in operation
Approved beds as % of total approved beds

Number
Approved beds
Number
Approved beds
Total, homes for the aged
644
81,849
504
63,933
80,368

Proprietary ownership


Total, homes for the aged
412
51,164
311
38,994
50,142
62.5%
Religious ownership


Total, homes for the aged
34
4,039
31
3,578
3,957
4.9%
Lay ownership


Total, homes for the aged
91
9,626
79
8,689
9,493
11.8%
Municipal ownership


Total, homes for the aged
102
16,774
79
12,446
16,530
20.5%
Provincial Ownership


Total, homes for the aged
5
246
4
226
246
0.3%

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