Police in Ontario are investigating the alleged murders of eight seniors at nursing homes in London and Woodstock. A former registered nurse has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder. Here are some facts about nursing homes in Ontario:
626: Number of nursing homes in the province
76,569: Number of beds available in provincial long-term care homes
23,443: Number of patients on the wait list for a long-term care bed as of May 2015
97: Percentage of residents with two or more chronic conditions
$334 million: Amount of money designated to the Southwest Local Health Integration Network, which funds the homes at the heart of the homicide investigation.
$3.6 billion: Total provincial funds transferred to Local Health Integration Networks for long-term care homes
Source: 2015, 2015/16 Ontario government public accounts/Statistics from the Ontario Long-Term Care Association