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October 18, 2017

National Survey of Home Care and Long-Term Care Nurses

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In November 2017, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions released a nation-wide survey of nurses’ perspectives on home care and long-term care.

The survey of 1,116 home care and long-term care nurses from across Canada was conducted by The Vector Poll™ and provides insight into a variety of questions regarding home care and long-term care. It identifies an overloaded system facing increasing acuity, and risks to clients, caregivers and health care providers. These results point to the need for measures to ensure the safe provision of home care, as well as the need for additional staffing and minimum standards of care in long-term care to meet growing need and increasing acuity.

Read the summary document The Vector Poll™ – Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Membership Poll on Long-Term Care and Home Care Conditions.

Read the previously-released summary of the membership poll on home care results.

Read the briefing document A Safe Model for Home Care: Designing a Hospital Without Walls and the CFNU Recommendations for Safe Home Care.