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Table 3 Description of LTC Facilities

From: Depressive symptoms in long term care facilities in Western Canada: a cross sectional study

Care facilities
  Calgary (n = 15) Edmonton (n = 18) Fraser (n = 27) Interior (n = 15) Winnipeg (n = 16) P Total (n = 91)
  N % N % N % N % N %   N %
Size
 Small (< 80 beds) 4 26.7 3 16.7 7 25.9 5 33.3 2 12.5 0.0142a 21 23.1
 Medium (80–120 beds) 1 6.7 4 22.2 13 48.1 8 53.3 6 37.5 32 35.2
 Large (> 120 beds) 10 66.7 11 61.1 7 25.9 2 13.3 8 50.0 38 41.8
Owner-operator model
 Private for-profit 7 46.7 7 38.9 15 55.6 7 46.7 6 37.5 0.2459a 42 46.2
 Public not-for-profit 3 20.0 3 16.7 4 14.8 6 40.0 1 6.3 17 18.7
 Voluntary not-for-profit 5 33.3 8 44.4 8 29.6 2 13.3 9 56.3 32 35.2
Mental health/geriatric services
 Geriatric mental health consulting 15 100.0 18 100.0 27 100.0 15 100.0 16 100.0 NA 91 100.0
 Geriatrician 8 53.3 13 72.2 18 66.7 8 53.3 10 62.5 0.5704a 56 61.5
 Psychiatrist 8 53.3 17 94.4 21 77.8 10 66.7 12 75.0 0.0810a 68 74.7
 Geriatric psychiatrist 8 53.3 16 88.9 24 88.9 13 86.7 15 93.8 0.0339a 76 83.5
Care units
  Calgary (n = 62) Edmonton (n = 60) Fraser (n = 91) Interior (n = 53) Winnipeg (n = 59) P Total (n = 325)
  N % N % N % N % N %   N %
Unit type
 General long term care 38 61.3 39 65.0 69 75.8 21 39.6 54 91.5 < 0.0001a 221 68.0
 Non secure dementia 1 1.6 6 10.0 3 3.3 2 3.8 0 0.0 12 3.7
 Secure dementia 19 30.6 9 15.0 15 16.5 11 20.8 5 8.5 59 18.2
 Secure mental health/psychiatric 1 1.6 1 1.7 1 1.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.9
 Other 3 4.8 5 8.3 3 3.3 19 35.8 0 0.0 30 9.2
  M SD M SD M SD M SD M SD   M SD
Staffing hours/resident day
 Care aides 2.3 0.9 2.5 0.7 2.0 0.5 2.1 0.4 2.1 0.3 < 0.0001b 2.2 0.7
 Licensed practical nurses 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.3875b 0.6 0.4
 Registered nurses 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 < 0.0001b 0.4 0.4
  1. aP value is based on a Fisher’s Exact test
  2. bP value is based on a Kruskal-Wallis test
  3. Bold entries is meant to indicate where the p value is significant