Term: Days in a Personal Care Home (PCH)

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2015-05-12


Days in a PCH are the total number of days residing in a PCH.

In Martens et al. (2015), the weighted rate of days residing in a PCH per survey respondent aged 70 and older was calculated one, three, five, and 10 years post survey. Institutionalized people, such as those residing in a PCH, are not included in the sampling frame of the surveys so all survey respondents would only be admitted to PCH after they took the survey. The total number of days residing in a PCH after survey were counted, taking into account transfers so as to not double-count any days. Stays lasting longer than the follow-up period were truncated so that the maximum number of days would not exceed each respondent's person-time.