Health-Care Services and Utilization
- In 2003, 11% of seniors in Peel and 9% of seniors in Ontario received home-care services for which the cost was not covered by government. In most instances, seniors in Ontario (6%) relied on a family member to provide home-care services for which the cost was not covered by government.
- Almost one-quarter (23%) of female seniors and one in five male seniors (21%) spent some time providing unpaid child care to either their own children or the children of a family member, friend or neighbour in the week prior to the 2001 census.
- In the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey, 99% of Peel seniors reported that they had a regular medical doctor. This is slightly higher than in Ontario where 97% of seniors reported that they had a regular medical doctor.
- More than half (58%) of Peel seniors reported that they had seen or talked to a dentist or orthodontist at least once in the past 12 months.
- While over three-quarters of seniors in Peel and Ontario had coverage for medications, a lower proportion of seniors reported having insurance coverage (private, government, or employer-paid plans) for other health related expenses such as dental expenses, eye glasses or contact lenses, and hospital charges for a privateor semi-private room.
- In Peel, a higher proportion of 65- to 74-year-olds reported having insurance coverage for items such as dental services, eye glasses or contact lenses and privateor semi-private hospital rooms compared to persons aged 75 years and older. Maleseniors reported a higher proportion of insurance coverage than females for these same items.
Health-Care Services and Utilization (PDF 9 pages, 303KB)
Table of contents:
- Table of Contents (PDF 130KB, 2 pages)
- List of Figures, Tables, Maps and Appendices (PDF 217KB, 9 pages)
- Executive Summary (PDF 175KB, 10 pages)
- Introduction (PDF128KB, 2 pages)
- Peel's Seniors (Chapter 1)
- General Health (Chapter 2)
- Mental Health (Chapter 3)
- Barriers to Health (Chapter 4)
- Health-Care Services and Utilization (Chapter 5)
- Lifestyle and Health Behaviour (Chapter 6)
- Sexual Health (Chapter 7)
- Communicable Disease (Chapter 8)
- Cardiovascular Disease (Chapter 9)
- Cancer (Chapter 10)
- Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (Chapter 11)
- Diabetes (Chapter 12)
- Arthritis or Rheumatism (Chapter 13)
- Injury (Chapter 14)
- External Causes of Emergency Department
Visits, Morbidity and Mortality (Chapter 15)
- Recommendations (PDF 68KB, 5 pages)
- Data Sources, Methods and Limitations (PDF 82KB, 7 pages)
- Appendices (PDF 74KB, 6 pages)
- References (PDF 88KB, 7 pages)