An Analysis of Home Care Initiatives In Ontario Introduction A significant portion of long-term care is care that is done in the home. Eighty-eight percent of Ontarians would rather have care at home than in a hospital when they need long term care (OHQC, 2012). It is a viable alternative for elderly citizens who prefer to stay at home and with their families, rather than moving into a long-term care facility. For this reason, home care is viewed as a growing segment of healthcare provision in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. This paper will examine current literature in home care, as well as summarize the home care initiatives of the Romanow Commission, the Accord on Health and Renewal, and the First Minister’s Meeting on the Future of...The end:
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