Cost Estimate for Motion 77: Improvements to Long-Term Care
This report estimates the cost of implementing House of Commons Motion-77, which proposes several financially significant changes to long-term care for seniors. This report was prepared at the request of Mr. Paul Manly, MP for Nanaimo—Ladysmith.
We estimate that approximately 52,000 people are on wait lists for long-term care, including those in hospitals. Meeting the needs would require a 26% increase in the number of long-term care beds in Canada at a cost of $3.1 billion.
Increasing in the number of hours of care provided to residents in long-term care facilities would cost $4.3 billion per year.
Parliamentary Budget Officer