This paper describes the place and level of care of an urban and a semi-rural health unit for which 1,653 clients began their experience in British Columbia's Long-Term Care (LTC) program and where they were one and three years later. Three years after admission, 54 per cent of 759 clients initially admitted at home to the lowest level of care were still active clients: 25.8 per cent unchanged, 11.3 per cent at home but at a higher level of care, 16.9 per cent had moved to facilities, 25.4 per cent had died; the remainder of this group had been discharged from LTC. A similar proportion of the 184 clients admitted to the lowest level of care in facilities were still in the program at the end of three years. In contrast, 25 per cent of those admitted to the highest level of care at home (N = 60) and 14.1 per cent of those admitted to the highest level in facilities (N = 64) remained in the program after three years. The potential of the study data for planning purposes is suggested.
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