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1. Canadian Healthcare Association. Homecare in Canada: From the Margins to the Mainstream. Ottawa: Canadian Healthcare Association, 2009.

2. Kotecha J, Birtwhistle RV. Access to homecare. Canadian Family Physician 2008; 17: 1702.

3. Health Council of Canada. Seniors in Need, Caregivers in Distress: What are the Home Care Priorities for Seniors in Canada? 2012. Available at:

4. Seow H, Barbera L, Howell D, Dy SM. Using more end-of-life homecare services is associated with using fewer acute care services: a population-based cohort study. Medical Care 2010; 48(2): 118-24.

5. Hollander Analytical Services. Home Care Program Review. Prepared for Saskatchewan Health, Community Care Branch. February 2006. Available at:,94,88,Documents&MediaID=354&Filename=home-carereview-2006-exec-summary.pdf.

6. Sarma S, Hawley G, Basu K. Transitions in living arrangements of Canadian seniors: findings from the NPHS longitudinal data. Social Science and Medicine 2009; 68(6): 1106-13.

7. Hollander MJ, Chappell N. Report of the National Evaluation of the Cost-Effectiveness of Home Care. A Synthesis Report prepared for the Health Transition Fund, Health Canada. Ottawa: Health Canada, 2002.

8. MacAdam Margaret. Frameworks of Integrated Care for the Elderly: A Systematic Review. Canadian Policy Research Networks Research Report. Ottawa: Canadian Policy Research Networks, 2008.

9. Rotermann M. Seniors' health care use. Health Reports 2006; 16(Suppl.): 33-45.

10. Carrière G. Seniors' use of home care. Health Reports 2006; 17(4): 43-7.

11. Wilkins K, Beaudet MP. Changes in social support in relation to seniors' use of home care. Health Reports 2000; 11(4): 39-47.

12. Rao JNK, Wu CFJ, Yue K. Some recent work on resampling methods for complex surveys. Survey Methodology 1992; 18(2): 209-17.

13. Rust KF, Rao JNK. Variance estimation for complex surveys using replication techniques. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 1966; 5: 281-310.

14. Statistics Canada. Canadian Community Health Survey—Healthy Aging. Available at:

15. Feng Y, Bernier J, McIntosh C, Orpana H. Validation of disability categories derived from Health Utilities Index Mark 3 scores. Health Reports 2009; 20(2): 43-50.

16. Le Goff P.  Home Care in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia: Structure and Expenditures. 2002.  Available at:

17. Le Goff P.  Home Care in Quebec and Ontario: Structure and Expenditures. 2002. Available at:

18. Le Goff P. Home Care in the Atlantic Provinces:  Structure and Expenditures. 2002. Available at:

19. Canadian Institute for Health Information. Public-sector Expenditures and Utilization of Home Care Services in Canada: Exploring the Data. Ottawa: Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2007.

20. Lafrenière SA, Carrière Y, Martel L, Bélanger A. Dependent seniors at home—formal and informal help. Health Reports 2003; 14(4): 31-40.

21. LaPlante MP, Kaye HS, Kang T, et al. Unmet need for personal assistance services: Estimating the shortfall in hours of help and adverse consequences. The Journals of Gerontology 2004; 59(2): S98-108.

22. Capitman J, Abrahams R, Ritter G. Measuring the adequacy of home care for frail elders. The Gerontologist 1997; 37(3): 303-13.

23. Sands LP, Wang Y, McCabe GP, et al. Rates of acute care admissions for frail older people living with met versus unmet activity of daily living needs. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 2006; 54(2): 339-44.

24. Dubuc N, Dubois MF, Raîche M, et al. Meeting the home-care needs of disabled older persons living int he community: does integrated services delivery make a difference? BMC Geriatrics 2011; 11: 67.