Elder-Life Calculator

This calculator predicts the risk of death for people living in nursing homes (long-term care facilities). Your answers should reflect the time of entry into a person’s first nursing home.

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Disclaimer: This calculator does not predict the future for any single individual.

Elder-life Calculator Results

www.projectbiglife.ca        Completed: December 17, 2017 4:58pm

Out of 100 home care users with similar characteristics, 2 will die and 98 will survive in the 6 months from the date of this assessment.

This calculator does not predict the future for any single individual. The calculated risk represents the average risk profiles of 400,000 home care users in Ontario, Canada, but does not identify who will live and who will die.

Home care users with the same responses had the following chances of survival...

50%
In 6 Months
49%
In 12 Months
35%
In 18 Months

This timeline shows the likelihood of survival over time for home care users with the same responses.

This is a different way of looking at your results. This is called a Bee Swarm diagram. 

For more information about how researchers use bee swarm diagrams to communicate risks, click here.

This timeline shows the likelihood of survival over time for home care users with the same responses.

This is a different way of looking at your results. This is called an icon array, also known as a pictograph. The dark pink icons represents people who are at risk of death. The grey icons are those who do not experience the outcome. In total, there are 100 icons, which represents the probability of the outcome in every 100 people. For example, if there are 2 dark pink icons and 98 grey icons, that means 2 percent (%) of the population will likely experience the outcome the next 6 months.

For more information about how researchers use icon arrays to communicate risks, click here.

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