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  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201500114154

    Even though most grandparents live in separate households from their adult children and grandchildren, sometimes the grandparent and grandchild generations live together. This paper provides information on the number of grandparents who are in this particular situation, along with their living arrangements and their ethnocultural and sociodemographic characteristics.

    Release date: 2015-04-14

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201400111904
    Geography: Canada

    This study uses data from the Census of Population and 2011 General Social Survey in order to examine the conjugal histories and living arrangements for current seniors, defined as individuals aged at least 65, and "future seniors", defined as individuals aged 55 to 64.

    Release date: 2014-02-24

  • Stats in brief: 98-312-X201100311705
    Geography: Canada

    These short analytical articles provide complementary analysis to the 2011 Census analytical document. These articles allow for a more in-depth look to relevant topics related to the Canadian population. The four articles linked to the families, households and marital status release and the structural type of dwelling and collectives release are entitled 'Fifty years of families in Canada,' ' Canadian households in 2011: Type and growth,' 'Living arrangements of young adults aged 20 to 29' and 'Living arrangements of seniors.'

    Release date: 2012-09-19

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20050049497
    Geography: Canada

    The proportion of Canadians receiving governmentsubsidized home care was almost stable between 1994/95 and 2003, rising only slightly from 2.5% to 2.7%. Over that period, the average age of people receiving this type of care fell from just under 65 to 62. Among people who needed help with personal care, the proportion receiving government-subsidized home care fell from one-half to one-third. In 1994/95, 8% of recipients of government-subsidized home care were incontinent; by 2003, the proportion had more than doubled to 17%.

    Release date: 2006-10-17

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20050049498
    Geography: Canada

    In 2003, 15% of seniors living in private households received some form of home care. Over half of seniors who had home care received it from formal sources only services entirely or partially covered by government, private agencies or volunteers. Housework was the most common type of home care received by seniors. Four in ten seniors who needed help moving about in their house, and one-third of those who needed help with personal care, did not receive home care.

    Release date: 2006-10-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20050038969
    Geography: Canada

    The housing transition patterns of seniors had been the focus of some attention in 2004 against a backdrop of concerns about the dwindling demand for rental properties. This article takes a closer look at seniors who downsize, those who upsize and others who move for lifestyle reasons. It identifies the characteristics of senior movers, the life events associated with their move, and the various types of housing transitions they made.

    Release date: 2005-12-06

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20050028451
    Geography: Canada

    Age brings limitations that affect where, how and with whom people live. One of the concerns that seniors may face is affordable housing. This may be a particular concern for those seniors who lose a spouse and are faced with reduced household income while shelter costs remain unchanged. Using data from the 2001 Census of Population and the 2002 General Social Survey (GSS), this article looks at who seniors live with and the affordability of their homes.

    Release date: 2005-09-13

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-S20050009089
    Geography: Canada

    Successful aging in health care institutions explores factors associated with positive self-perceived health among seniors who live in health care institutions. Prevalence rates of positive self-perceived health are estimated and characteristics associated with it are identified. As well, factors related to death among institutional residents over a six-year period are analysed.

    Release date: 2005-02-09

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20030036619
    Geography: Canada

    This article examines the characteristics of grandparents in Canada, with a focus on those who share homes with their grandchildren.

    Release date: 2003-12-09

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X19990045066
    Geography: Canada

    Entry into home care was related to an increase in perceived emotional support and a transition to living alone, even when several demographic and health factors were taken into account.

    Release date: 2000-05-29
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