Ninety-six percent (96%) Canadians agree: there are social benefits for seniors living in a retirement home, ORCA survey finds

November 23, 2016

 

Member E-Bulletin: 96% of Canadians agree that there are social benefits for seniors living in a retirement home, ORCA survey finds

 

Did you know? Almost all Canadians (96%) agree that there are social benefits for seniors living in a retirement home, according to a recent ORCA survey conducted by Angus Reid. While that’s no surprise to us, it’s positive news for our sector!

 

We recently polled 1,500 Canadians to understand their familiarity with retirement homes and concerns for social isolation for seniors. Some highlights include:

·         Almost all Canadians (94%) agree that families worry less if their loved one has supports to keep them safe and well.

·         The majority of Canadians (93%) agree that social isolation is associated with higher health risks for seniors.

·         Eight in ten (80%) Canadians worry about having poor quality of life in their last years.

 Learn more about our survey results by visiting here

 

 

 

Thank you,

The ORCA Team

Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

202-2401 Bristol Circle,

Oakville, ON L6H 5S9

1-888-263-5556

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