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System Performance

Family Or Friend Caregiver's Distress

This is the percentage of patients, of all ages, receiving publicly funded home care services for at least 60 days, whose primary family or friend caregiver experienced continued feelings of distress, anger or depression in relation to their caregiving role, over a six-month period. A lower percentage is better.

Provincial ×

 Apr-Sept 2017/18



of patients had a primary family or friend caregiver who experienced continued distress, anger or depression


Learn why some data is not available.


Compare results across regions:

Region Percent
Ontario 26.1
South West 17.6
South East 19.1
Champlain 20.9
Erie St Clair 21.4
Toronto Central 24.4
North East 25.1
Central 25.8
North West 27.3
Mississauga Halton 27.9
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant 29.8
Central East 30.3
Central West 31.4
Waterloo Wellington 33.6
North Simcoe Muskoka 41.3

Percentage of patients who reported that their primary family or friend caregiver expressed continued feelings of distress, anger or depression over a six-month period, in Ontario, Apr-Sept 2012/13 to Apr-Sept 2017/18
Apr-Sept 2012/13 20.799999237
Oct-Mar 2012/13 21.870000839
Apr-Sept 2013/14 22.489999771
Oct-Mar 2013/14 22.739999771
Apr-Sept 2014/15 23.229999542
Oct-Mar 2014/15 23.510000229
Apr-Sept 2015/16 22.469999313
Oct-Mar 2015/16 23.100000381
Apr-Sept 2016/17 23.620000839
Oct-Mar 2016/17 25.38999939
Apr-Sept 2017/18 26.059999466



The results shown are risk-adjusted. Data source: Home Care Reporting System (HCRS), provided by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). For more information on the technical description, please visit the Indicator Library.

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