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oviders to improve access, quality and outcomes of care for Ontario women. The Older Woman's Health report examines quality and outcomes of care among older women and men in home care, long-term care and in the community. The POWER Study was funded by Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario, an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

"Since women comprise the majority of the older population in Ontario, we need to be paying closer attention to the specific care and service needs of older women," says Pat Campbell, CEO of Echo. "The POWER Study Older Women's Health report provides key suggestions on how we can begin to do this."

Findings of the POWER Study released today include:

  • About 60 per cent of older women reported that they were physically inactive compared to 48 per cent of men.
  • Less than 45 per cent of older adults took steps to improve their health in the previous 12 months.
  • Nearly 67 per cent of women ages 80 and older reported functional limitations and more than 1 in 3 low-income women reported their activities were limited by pain.
  • Nearly 60 per cent of women admitted to the hospital for heart failure are age 80 and older, and 90 per cent are age 65 and older.
  • Many health-care providers have little training in the care of older adults -- there are only 1 to 5 geriatricians per 100,000 adults 65 and older in some areas of the province.
Women have different patterns of illness and health-care needs compared to men. According to the researchers, previous generations of women had fewer opportunities and financial resources and less education than women today, and are less likely to pay for supportive care and access to health services that are not publicly funded.


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