Since 1967, we’ve been building a foundation of innovation and success for operating and redeveloping long-term care homes. To ensure the care we provide is of the highest standard, we’ve chosen Extendicare Assist—a recognized leader in quality, clinically-based services—to manage the day-to-day operations of our homes.
WHAT ARE LONG-TERM CARE HOMES?
Long-term care homes are places where adults can live and receive:
Help with most or all daily activities
Access to 24-hour nursing and personal care
You can expect much more nursing and personal care here than you would typically receive in a retirement home or supportive housing. All long-term care homes in Ontario (including those formerly known as nursing homes, municipal homes for the aged, and charitable homes) are governed by the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA). The requirements in the LTCHA ensure that residents of these homes receive safe, consistent, and high-quality, resident-centred care in settings where residents feel at home, are treated with respect, and have the supports and services they need for their health and well-being.
If your application is accepted by the home(s), you may have to wait until a bed becomes available. The time you wait depends on:
The number of beds available in the home
The type of bed you’ve requested
Whether the bed you’ve requested is in a private, semi-private or basic room
LHIN staff will contact you when a bed becomes available. You have 24 hours to accept or reject the offer.
If you accept the offer, you have up to five days to move in. If you refuse the offer, your application to all chosen homes will be cancelled. In this case, you cannot re-apply for 12 weeks after the day you were removed from the waiting list, unless there is a significant change in your condition or circumstances.
If you are wondering if long-term care is an option for a loved one living at home, you should ask yourself these questions:
Can I provide the safety, medical attention and around-the-clock supervision that could be required?
Will living with me in my home, or on their own, meet my relative’s companionship and care needs?
Will I be able to provide a relatively safe and secure environment?
If my relative lives with me, or on their own, how will that affect my life and the other relationships important to me?
How do my spouse, my children and my siblings feel about the impact it will have on my time and attention?
Have I considered the financial and emotional means needed to be responsible for my relative’s care on a constant basis?
If you answered “No” or “Not Sure” to any of these, you might consider a long-term care home.
All long-term care homes in Ontario are governed by the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA). The requirements in the LTCHA ensure that residents of these homes receive safe, consistent, and high-quality resident-centred care in settings where residents feel at home, are treated with respect, and have the support and services they need for their health and well-being.
The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) provides funding for residents for basic accommodation in long-term care homes. Residents are expected to pay for upgrades to semi-private and private accommodations through a co-payment program. The MOHLTC sets accommodation co-payment rates.