A CCAC Case Manager (also referred to as a “Care Coordinator”) can help you with these options and assess your specific needs and provide more information.
If you think it would be safer for you to live in an environment that enables y ou to maintain your independence and provide you with light assistance with services such as meals, laundry and housekeeping, a Retirement Home may be the right choice.
Keep in mind that Retirement Homes are privately owned and operated, and do not receive funding or licensing from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Each Retirement Home offers different services, so you will need to discuss what you need and the costs with the home’s administrator. Ask the Retirement Home Administrator for the “Care Home Information” package, which you are entitled to receive in accordance with the Tenant Protection Act. You can also contact the Ontario Residential Care Association (ORCA) directly at 1-800-361-7254 for a copy of their handbook or visit their website at www.orcaretirement.com/.
Your CCAC can provide you with information about the Retirement Homes in your area, and help you decide if you need the higher level of support offered by Long-Term Care Homes.
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about how CCACs connect you with
Long-Term Care Options.
Long-Term Care Homes provide a wide range of services for people who can no longer live independently. These include:
All Long-Term Care Homes are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and governed by legislated standards. Click Here to view the results of the Ministry’s most recent annual review of each Long-Term Care Home – called the “Facility Review Summary Report”.
Sometimes, all you need is a brief stay in a Long-Term Care Home while your caregiver is on vacation or taking a rest, or while you are recovering from an illness or surgery (this is also referred to as respite care). Long-Term Care Homes have short-stay programs for up to 60 days at a time, to a maximum of 90 days during the calendar year.
If you or a loved one needs the services of a Long-Term Care Home – long-term or short-term – contact your CCAC to find out more about Eligibility and Admission.