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Cost Estimate for Motion 77: Improvements to Long-Term Care

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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.


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  • 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.

Yves Giroux
Parliamentary Budget Officer

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{"id":19,"created_at":"2021-07-29T11:30:46-04:00","updated_at":"2021-08-04T08:59:03-04:00","slug":"COM-2122-019--137-billion-each-year-for-improving-long-term-care--137-milliards-de-dollars-par-an-pour-ameliorer-les-soins-de-long","title_en":"$13.7 billion each year for improving Long-Term Care","title_fr":"13,7 milliards de dollars par an pour am\u00e9liorer les soins de longue dur\u00e9e","body_en":"The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) today released his assessment of the cost for implementing House of Commons Motion-77, tabled by Mr. Paul Manly from the Green Party which proposes several changes to long-term care for seniors. \n\nChanges proposed in Motion-77 include providing long-term care to all persons who need such care, requiring an average of four hours of care per resident per day, increasing spending on home care to 35% of public spending on long-term care and increasing average employee pay and benefits for private long-term care providers.\n\nThe PBO\u2019s Cost Estimate for Motion 77: Improvements to Long-Term Care found that implementing these changes would require increasing public spending by $13.7 billion per year. \n\n\u201cWe estimate that approximately 52,000 people are on wait lists for long-term care, including those in hospitals\u201d, says Yves Giroux, PBO. \u201cMeeting the needs would require a 26% increase in the number of long-term care beds in Canada at a cost of $3.1 billion.\u201c\n\nMotion 77 also includes an increase in average wages and benefits for persons providing long-term care in the private and non-for-profit sectors to $25\/hour, which represents a 15% increase in hourly wages, at a cost of $1.1 billion. \n\nIn addition, this motion is intended to ensure that seniors in long-term care receive an average of at least four hours of direct care per day. According to Mr. Giroux, \u201cThis increase in the number of hours of care provided to residents in long-term care facilities would cost $4.3 billion per year.\u201d \n\nThe final change proposed in Motion 77 would increase spending on home care to 35% of public spending on long-term care. To reach the motion\u2019s target an additional $5.2 billion would have to be spent each year on home care.","body_fr":"Le directeur parlementaire du budget (DPB) a publi\u00e9 aujourd\u2019hui son estimation des co\u00fbts de mise en \u0153uvre de la motion 77 de la Chambre des communes d\u00e9pos\u00e9e par M. Paul Manly du Parti Vert, qui propose plusieurs changements importants aux soins de longue dur\u00e9e pour les personnes \u00e2g\u00e9es.\n\nVoici quelques-uns des changements que propose la motion 77 : offrir des soins de longue dur\u00e9e \u00e0 toutes les personnes qui en ont besoin; consacrer en moyenne quatre heures de soins par jour \u00e0 chaque r\u00e9sident; augmenter les d\u00e9penses pour les soins \u00e0 domicile afin qu\u2019elles repr\u00e9sentent 35 % des d\u00e9penses publiques dans les soins de longue dur\u00e9e; et bonifier le salaire moyen des employ\u00e9s de tous les fournisseurs de soins de longue dur\u00e9e du secteur priv\u00e9.\n\nDans son Estimation des co\u00fbts d\u00e9coulant de la motion 77 : Am\u00e9liorations concernant les soins de longue dur\u00e9e, le DPB arrive \u00e0 la conclusion qu\u2019il faudrait augmenter les d\u00e9penses publiques de 13,7 milliards de dollars par ann\u00e9e pour mettre en \u0153uvre ces changements.\n\n\u00ab Nous estimons \u00e0 environ 52 000 le nombre de personnes en attente de soins de longue dur\u00e9e, en comptant celles qui sont dans les h\u00f4pitaux \u00bb, a d\u00e9clar\u00e9 Yves Giroux, DPB. \u00ab Pour r\u00e9pondre \u00e0 la demande, il faudrait augmenter de 26 % le nombre de lits de soins de longue dur\u00e9e au Canada, ce qui repr\u00e9sente des d\u00e9penses suppl\u00e9mentaires de 3,1 milliards de dollars. \u00bb\n\nLa motion 77 propose \u00e9galement une bonification du salaire moyen et des avantages sociaux des employ\u00e9s du secteur priv\u00e9 et sans but lucratif, dont le salaire moyen passerait \u00e0 25 $\/heure, ce qui repr\u00e9sente une augmentation de 15 % du salaire horaire et co\u00fbterait 1,1 milliard de dollars. \n\nDe plus, selon la motion, les personnes \u00e2g\u00e9es r\u00e9sidant dans des \u00e9tablissements de soins de longue dur\u00e9e recevraient en moyenne au moins quatre heures de soins directs chaque jour. D\u2019apr\u00e8s M. Giroux, \u00ab augmenter ainsi le temps consacr\u00e9 aux soins des r\u00e9sidents dans les \u00e9tablissements de soins de longue dur\u00e9e co\u00fbterait 4,3 milliards de dollars par ann\u00e9e. \u00bb\n\nEnfin la motion 77 propose d\u2019augmenter les d\u00e9penses pour les soins \u00e0 domicile jusqu\u2019\u00e0 ce qu\u2019elles repr\u00e9sentent 35 % des d\u00e9penses publiques pour les soins de longue dur\u00e9e. Pour atteindre cet objectif, il faudrait consacrer 5,2 milliards de dollars suppl\u00e9mentaires aux soins \u00e0 domicile chaque ann\u00e9e.","release_date":"2021-08-04T09:00:00-04:00","is_published":"2021-08-04T08:59:03-04:00","internal_id":"COM-2122-019","permalinks":{"en":{"website":"https:\/\/www.pbo-dpb.ca\/en\/blog\/news-releases--communiques-de-presse\/COM-2122-019--137-billion-each-year-for-improving-long-term-care--137-milliards-de-dollars-par-an-pour-ameliorer-les-soins-de-long"},"fr":{"website":"https:\/\/www.pbo-dpb.ca\/fr\/blog\/news-releases--communiques-de-presse\/COM-2122-019--137-billion-each-year-for-improving-long-term-care--137-milliards-de-dollars-par-an-pour-ameliorer-les-soins-de-long"}},"pivot":{"publication_id":484,"news_release_id":19}}