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Alarmed by COVID-19, Ontario seniors want to live in their homes as long as possible: poll

Nearly 90 per cent of Ontarians aged 55+ say they want to stay in their own home and remain out of the province’s retirement and long-term care system as long as possible, especially because of what COVID-19 has wrought on those facilities, a new poll finds.

The poll conducted in late September found 89 per cent of respondents plan to stay in their own home or apartment for as long as possible, while four per cent planned to move in to a retirement residence or with a family member.

Nancy Pierce (right) of Nurse Next Door and Ada Rutley talk during their weekly visit at her home in Surrey, Monday, November 5, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Lam


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