Community care is delivered in private homes, retirement communities, residential or long-term care homes and community clinics.
Community care programs are designed to
CIHI collects information about community care services in Canada. We also set Canadian data and information standards to ensure that community care information is comparable across the country.
CIHI provides essential community care data and analysis to all stakeholders, including care providers, system managers, policy-makers and the public.
Home care programs provide assessment, case management, health and personal support services to people with diverse care needs.
Community mental health
Community mental health services provide care to people with mental illnesses where they live and work.
Residential care provides living options in community-based facilities for those who need different levels of support to optimize independence.
Key reports and analyses
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Mental illness affects a broad range of Canadians. Most people with compromised mental health are not homeless, and many people who are homeless have never been diagnosed with a mental illness. However, new analyses of CIHI data show that in 2005-2006, 35% of visits by homeless people to surveyed hospital emergency departments (mostly in Ontario) were due to mental and behavioral disorders. The most common type of disorder was psychoactive substance abuse, which accounted for 54% of visits (62% for homeless men and 30% for homeless women), followed by other psychotic disorders and delusional disorders (accounting for 20% of visits). Among non-homeless patients, injury, poisoning and consequences of external causes was the most common reason, accounting for 25% of ED visits.