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revised July 26, 2007

Seniors' Health Report 2006

Arrow BulletHealth-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)


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