Canada's hospitals strained caring for elderly patients with no where to go

The Current

The whispered word for them in hospital circles is "Bed Blockers". People - most times elderly - whose conditions though not acute mean they cannot go home and who must wait for a bed in a long term care facility to open up. Now at the end of October this past year, national statistics show there were 42-hundred so-called Bed Blockers across the country, half of them waiting to get into Long Term Care. Today, we speak with a woman who spends her entire time advocating for the elderly caught between hospitals and homes and she takes us through the numbers, the problems and ideas for change.

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