Factors associated with residential long-term care wait-list placement in North West Ontario

Audrey Laporte, Adrian Rohit Dass, Kerry Kuluski, Allie Peckham, Whitney Berta, Janet Lum, A. Paul Williams

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Abstract

This article is based on a study that investigated factors associated with long-term care wait list placement in Ontario, Canada. We based the study's analysis on Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care (RAI-HC) data for 2014 in the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Our analysis quantified the contribution of three factors on the likelihood of wait list placement: (1) care recipient, (2) informal caregiver, and (3) formal system. We find that all three factors are significantly related to wait list placement. The results of this analysis could have implications for policies aimed at reducing the number of wait-listed individuals in the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-305
Number of pages20
JournalCanadian Journal on Aging
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Aging at home
  • Caregivers
  • Home care
  • Informal care
  • Institutional long-term care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Gerontology
  • Community and Home Care
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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