Delayed admission to a long-term care home can result in health complications for people waiting, as well as create stress for them, family members and other caregivers. If people are waiting in hospital when they could be in a long-term care home, it may affect the hospital’s ability to provide services to other patients who require hospital care.
Wait time to long-term care home placement is measured using both wait time in the community and wait time in acute care.
Visit Health Quality Ontario’s Indicator Library to view how to measure:
Many of these change ideas are drawn from the Auditor General’s reports on the long-term care home placement process: