COVID-19 death rates in for-profit Ontario nursing homes almost triple that of public homes - 2020-05-07
Long-term care homes and nursing homes have, for weeks now, been the epicentre of the fight against COVID-19 in Canada. Roughly 80% of the country's COVID-19 deaths have been linked to long term care.
Now, a new analysis released by the Ontario Health Coalition has shed some light on the shortcomings of these facilities in Ontario.
The study linked data about COVID-19 death rates to the funding status of these homes. They found that the rate of death in for-profit homes was 9 percent, compared to 5.25 percent in non-profit homes and 3.62 percent in publicly-owned homes.