Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario, with the support of our Fall 2022 Health Sciences students from Western University has updated the estimates of prevalence of frailty by census division and projected these estimates to 2040 to facilitate planning for health services for older adults living with complex and chronic health concerns. A full description of our approach to developing these estimates is included in our workbook.
These estimates may facilitate a better understanding of the need for services that can respond to the specific requirements of older persons and may be used in connection with data from our Specialized Geriatric Services Asset Inventory (see related resources) to compare anticipated need against current supply and utilization. Support for the design of services to meet anticipated needs can also be found in our report titled Designing Integrated Care for Older Adults Living with Complex and Chronic Health Needs.
Link to Excel workbook with frailty estimates by Ontario Health Region (and census divisions) is below:
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