Long-term care homes are publicly funded and operated by municipalities, not-for-profit organizations and private organizations. They provide health care and services to people whose needs cannto be met in the community.
Long-term care homes are licensed and regulated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The province has specific laws and regulations for admission to long-term care homes that are designed to ensure fairness and equity in the system, so that it can serve the needs of people with greater care needs as well as people who are still independent.
Long-term care homes can provide a residential alternative for patients with high care needs, who meet the following criteria:
18 years of age or older
Have a valid Ontario Health Card
Have health-care needs that cannot be met with any combination of caregiving in th ehome or community
Have health-care needs that can be met in a long-term care home
The Community Care Access Centre(CCAC) coordinates applications and admissions for all the Long Term Care Homes in Ontario.
The Community Care Access Center(CCAC) manages the waiting lists for all Long Term Care Homes. The wait time for a bed in a Long Term Care Home varies with a person’s condition or circumstances, type of accommodation required (basic, private or secured units) and bed availability. For further information on waiting lists, please call CCAC at 613-745-5525.