Classifying and Describing Retirement Home Residents in Ontario: Creating the First Population-Level Retirement Home Cohort
Retirement home residents’ need, characteristics, and clinical outcomes have been under-studied. To our knowledge, a cohort of retirement home resident in Ontario is yet to be established. Therefore, we will create the first-population-level retirement home cohort in Ontario to classify retirement home residents and address this knowledge gap.
We will identify retirement home residents in Ontario by linking the publicly available Retirement Home Regulatory Authority (RHRA) file to the Person-registered Database (RPDB) database at the postal code level. The resulting cohort will be linked to the Continuing Care Reporting system (CCRS) to exclude residents who are in long-term care (nursing homes). This linkage will allow us to characterize the retirement home resident population with their demographics characteristics and health system utilization patterns using existing ICES data holdings.
Andrew P. Costa, PhD | McMaster University
Susan Bronskill, MSc, PhD | IC/ES - Central
Derek Manis, MHSc, BAHSc | McMaster University
Ahmad Rahim, MSc. | Analyst | IC/ES - McMaster University
Nathan Stall, PhD (c) | IC/ES - University of Toronto
Richard Perez | Lead Research Methodologist | IC/ES - McMaster University
Michael Campitelli | Staff Scientist | IC/ES - Central