Seniors and Alternate Level of Care: Building on our Knowledge Core – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 29 November 2012

Posted on November 30, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , , |

Seniors and Alternate Level of Care: Building on our Knowledge Core – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 29 November 2012

“Executive Summary

This study provides an in-depth look at transitions from acute care to the community. It showcases three Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) data holdings that inform health system planning about the care needs of elderly Canadians who wait in hospitals for placement in the community. These individuals no longer require acute care services but wait in acute care beds for placement in a more appropriate setting such as home or residential care. This population, referred to as “alternate level of care (ALC),” is expected to grow substantially as the Canadian population ages. Evidence suggests that seniors in acute care awaiting discharge may experience decline in their overall health and well-being.”

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