Foundation Partners & Reflects on Ground Breaking Home Care Safety Study

How safe is health care in the home in Canada? The Safety at Home: A Pan-Canadian Home Care Study (June 2013) goes a long way in answering this question, by revealing that up to 130,000 Canadians receiving home care experience an adverse event — with more than half of these incidents deemed “preventable”. The report outlines the size and scope of these health injuries/challenges and offers policy solutions to make home care safer.

The Foundation, a partner in the study, offers its own Summary & Reflections on the groundbreaking work with a cautionary call to governments to plan ahead and not simply transfer care from institutional settings to home — without support.

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