Home health care and related services, 2017

Statistics Canada
Description / Summary

The aging Canadian population is driving the demand for home health care and related services.From 1971 to 2018, the proportion of seniors (those aged 65 and older) increased from 7.9% to 17.2%. This proportion is projected to reach at least 22.7% by 2033, when the entire baby boomer cohort will be aged 65 and older. The general trend of increasing life expectancy, observed from 1980 to 2016, is also contributing to the growing senior demographic and to the rise in demand for home health care and related services.