Public Opinion Polls
Home Care Ontario uses monthly polls to gather information from the public as a means of informing advocacy and initiatives.
- 57% of respondents believe that privately retained home care should be HST exempt (Winter 2015/16).
- 25% of respondents believe that assets (means) testing is a good way to determine who should receive publicly funded home care (Nov 2014)
- 100% of respondents are purchasing care to supplement CCAC funded service in order to keep a senior at home. (Dec 2014)
- 55% of respondents are pleased that the Ontario Government is moving forward with home care reform (Summer 2016)
- 13% are not sure
- 24% do not know anything about it
- 64% of respondents "know how to access home care" (Jun 2015). In 2009 48% said they would know how to access home care.
Models of Service
- 88% of respondents believe a new model of home care is required in Ontario (Oct 2014)
- 88% of respondents would be willing to talk to a home care worker via Skype or similar service. (March 2015)
- 74% of respondents would choose to self-direct their own care if given the opportunity (Summer 2015)
- 79% of respondents believe that early testing for dementia be publicly funded. 14% do not support use of public funds of this and 7% are not sure. (Jan 2015)
- 71% of respondents are actively taking measures to guard against dementia. 29% do not know what to do. (Feb 2015)
- 70% of respondents do NOT have a documented end-of-life plan. (Apr/May 2015)