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Alexey Ovchinnikov
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Retirement Homes In Canada !!EXCLUSIVE!!

There are profound changes in the philosophy toward retirement homes coming from within Canada's retirement home industry itself. As Lynn Webster (onetime executive with a major retirement home corporation) has said, we are setting forth "a creative and holistic perspective to meet the wishes of a new generation of seniors who want an active and involved retirement."

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Comfort Life has enthusiastically covered these changes for the past several years, since 2002. In addition to this site and the magazine Comfort Life, we work closely with the retirement home industry through our magazine Dialogue+ and its accompanying website covering Canada's retirement home industry. These are intended to help Canada's retirement home professionals communicate with each other to most efficiently and effectively meet the needs of Canada's seniors.

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Government subsidized home care services help qualified seniors remain in their homes safely. In-home services may include physical, occupational, and speech therapy, along with medication management, nutritionist services, and social worker aid. Personal care, such as help with grooming and dressing, household chores, and in-home hospice services may also be provided.

Hospital Act (1996), and its regulationsIncome-based up to 80% after tax, $1,189 to $3,444/month (2020)AlbertaLong-term care homes, nursing homes, auxiliary hospitalsNursing Homes Act (2000), Nursing Homes General Regulation and Nursing Homes Operation Regulation

Continuing Care Health Service Standards govern publicly-funded facilities, and the Long-Term Care Accommodation Standards$1,743-2,120/month (2020)SaskatchewanSpecial care homes, nursing homesProvincial Health Authority Act

Private CHSLDs that are not under contract with the provincial government are not subject to the same regulations as CHSLDs that receive public funding but are expected to follow provincial standards.$1,211-1,946/month (2020)Nova ScotiaResidential care facilities, nursing homesHomes for Special Care Act (1989) and its regulation

Required operating standards are issued ministerial guidance.Income-based up to 85% of after tax up to $110/day. Minimum left to resident $260/month.New BrunswickNursing homesNursing Homes Act and its regulationAverage $3437/month depends on services required. (2014)Prince Edward IslandNursing homes, manorsCommunity Care Facilities and Nursing Homes Act (1988) and its regulations.$92/day (2019)Newfoundland and LabradorLong-term care facilitiesHealth and Community Services Act (1995) and the Personal Care Homes Regulations.Income-based to a maximum of $2,990/month. Minimum left to resident $150/monthYukonLong-term care homes, continuing care facilitiesHealth Act (2002)

Usually the answer to the first question is yes, and the answer to the second one is not nearly as much as you might think. Often our clients will look at a nice, private retirement residence and see a $6,000 per month cost and get sticker shock. They wonder how they can suddenly add $72,000 to their annual expenses.

3. There are tax credits that can meaningfully help. In particular, the Medical Expenses and Disability Tax Credit are two of the largest among several that can reduce after-tax expenses. For example, if there are health care costs in a retirement residence or the entire cost of a nursing home, these can be considered medical expenses and a large percentage of those expenses can be deducted from income. To keep it simple, this means that many seniors could get back maybe 25 per cent to 30 per cent of their health-related expenses if they are sizable.

While a general overview, the accompanying chart tries to compare three scenarios: living at home with 30 hours a week of private care; living at a private retirement residence; and living in a public nursing home.

As an example, someone sells a home for $1 million and moves into a retirement residence. The $1 million is invested and in total returns a fairly conservative five per cent a year. That translates into $50,000 in growth a year. Even if this is $40,000 a year after tax, in many cases your annual expenses will grow less than $40,000 a year if moving to a retirement residence.

We obtained data on home-level occupancy, staffing counts and external care providers from an RHRA survey of all retirement homes, conducted in May 2020 (home-level response was 92.7%). External care providers come into the home either as contracted workers of the publicly funded home care program, or by private pay arrangements with residents. We calculated a staff-to-resident ratio comprising both types of external care providers based on the response values from the home survey and assigned the ratios to quartiles.

Outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 infection at retirement homes, by community-level ethnic concentration and public health unit region. Note: Public health unit regions with fewer than 5 retirement homes are excluded.

Consistent with findings regarding other congregate care environments,2,14,26,27 our results support that the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a public health region, larger chains of retirement homes and the size of home are risk factors for outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Our findings are similar to the temporal relationship between community incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection and outbreaks in long-term care homes.28 The rate of outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Wave 2 was less sensitive to increases in regional incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, which suggests that mandatory surveillance testing and more local preventive measures introduced after Wave 1 were likely effective.

Larger homes were associated with a 3-fold increased risk of outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 infection. They have more staff travelling in and out of the home to provide necessary services, and this likely increased the number of opportunities to seed an infection.29 The lack of an adjusted association between the number of external care providers entering the home daily and an outbreak might be explained by the fact that homes of the same size have comparable numbers of external care providers entering the facility.

Retirement homes that are co-located with a long-term care facility had a more than 1.6-fold increase in risk for outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Despite provincial orders restricting work at multiple health care settings within a 14-day period, emerging evidence suggests that residual connectivity among congregate living settings may still exist.25,30,31 The association might be explained by temporary agency workers and contract staff who are exempted from the provincial order, or staff working in the co-located homes, commuting together. Reducing connectivity between retirement and long-term care homes remains a priority and may reduce the risk of outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 infection during successive waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among seniors in their nineties, over half (56.5%) lived in private households in 2011, including 28.7% who lived alone, 12.2% who were part of couples and 15.7% who lived with others, such as adult children. The remaining 43.5% lived in collectives such as nursing homes or residences for senior citizens.

In 2011, 352,205 seniors aged 65 and over, or 7.1% of all seniors, lived in a collective dwelling that focussed on special care to seniors (see Box 2). The prevalence of seniors living in special care facilities, such as nursing homes, chronic care and long-term care hospitals and residences for senior citizens, increased with age (Figure 4). Among the age group 65 to 69, about 1% lived in special care facilities in 2011; among seniors aged 85 and over, the proportion was 29.6%. 041b061a72


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