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How do LTC expenditures in Ontario compare with other provinces?

A new Statistics Canada report on residential care facilities indicates that expenditures per resident per day in "homes for the aged" (the phrase used by Stats Can to mean a range of LTC facilities) are considerably less in Ontario than in Canada as a whole. Quite a bit less, in fact: $28 per  resident per day.


Operating facilities
Expenditures per resident-day
Number
Approved beds



  dollars
Canada
2,136
215,313
183.6
Ontario
738
89,035
155.3


All other provinces, except for PEI and New Brunswick, have higher expenditures.  Some provinces are considerably higher (Quebec $254.30, Saskatchewan $216.70, Alberta $201.80).

At the same time, income from residents for accommodation makes up a much larger portion of total income in Ontario homes for the aged than in homes for the aged in Canada as a whole.



Homes for the Aged
Ontario
% of total
Canada
% of total
Total, income generated in operating residential care facilities
4,855,498*

13,770,780

Co-insurance or self-pay
1,472,995
30.3%
3,018,147
21.9%
Differential for preferred accommodation
148,171
3.1%
205,316
1.5%
Total
33.4%
23.4%


Developed from Stats Canada Ontario and Canada residential care (homes for the aged) income charts. *Reported in thousands of dollars.

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