Demand for Long-Term Care Beds in Canada Could Double in 15 Years

December 7, 2017

A new Conference Board of Canada report was released on November 27th estimating that Canada could need to build 42,000 new long-term care beds in just the next five years to meet the needs of an aging population without changes to how health care for seniors is being delivered. By 2035, this number could increase to 199,000—nearly double the 255,000 beds available in 2016, according to the report, Sizing Up the Challenge: Meeting the Demand for Long-Term Care in Canada.