Guide to Long Term Care booklet
Your CCAC is your single point of access to information about, and to apply for admission to, Long-Term Care Homes. You cannot apply directly to the Long-Term Care Home. Your CCAC Case Manager can:
To qualify to move into a Long-Term Care Home, you must:
To appeal a decision that states you are not eligible, ask your CCAC Case Manager for the appropriate contact names and phone numbers.
Although the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care pays for the care you receive, you are responsible for accommodation costs, which are standard across Ontario. Rates are typically reviewed annually by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Current rates (effective July 1, 2012) and subject to change) are:
As of July 1, 2012, the following accommodation charges apply:
Type of Accommodation Daily Rate Monthly Rate
Basic $55.04 $1,674.14
Residents admitted to a newer LTC home $64.04 $1,947.89
Residents admitted to an older LTC home $63.04 $1,917.47
Residents admitted to a newer LTC home $74.79 $2,274.86
Residents admitted to an older LTC home $73.04 $2,221.64
Short-Stay Resident (Respite Bed) $35.63 N/A
If you are unable to afford these accommodation charges, you can apply for a reduction in the charge, known as a “rate reduction”. In order to qualify for a rate reduction you must be a long-stay resident living in basic accommodation.
You will need to submit an application once you are admitted to an LTC home, but you should begin preparing now as you will need to provide documents showing your income.
Now that you have some basic information about Long-Term Care Homes, find out more about Choosing a Home.