Significant Increases in Funded Care Hours in 2018/2019

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Oct 10 2019

Significant Increases in Funded Care Hours in 2018/2019

The Office of the Seniors Advocate today released the 2019 update of the Quick Facts Directory (QFD). The QFD provides information on all publicly funded long-term care homes in British Columbia.
“The latest data demonstrate a significant increase in care hours over the past year, and we are clearly making considerable advancement on the goal of 3.36 hours of care per bed per day. This past year 216 facilities received an increase in their funded care hours and the percentage of care homes that are funded to the 3.36 recommended standard has doubled in the last year. The focus for the increase over the past year has been with contracted providers as they had lower funded direct care hours overall,” stated Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie.

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