Community-based services may enable you to stay in your home and community longer than you thought possible. However, when your care needs can no longer be met in the community, there are other options such as supportive housing, assisted living, and retirement homes.
Making a decision about when to seek admission to a long-term care home can be challenging because you must consider your care needs and abilities, as well as the wishes and resources of your caregiver(s). There is no simple rule to identify the right time to make this move. It is essential that you make the choice based on your personal requirements.
A CCAC Care Coordinator can help you with these options, assess your specific needs and provide more information.
Retirement homes are suitable for seniors who are independent, but may require minimal assistance. Meals, laundry and housekeeping services are generally provided.
Retirement homes are privately owned and operated, and are not funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; they fall under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 and the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.
Accommodation costs for these homes vary by location. Application is made directly to the retirement home(s) of your choice.
The manager of the retirement home can arrange a tour, and discuss available services and related costs.
For more information, contact the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) toll-free at 1-800-361-7254, or the Central CCAC at 1-888-470-2222.
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Long-Term Care Options.
Long-term care homes provide the necessary services to people whose needs can no longer be met in the community.
Long-term care homes in Ontario are licensed and funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and governed by legislative standards. Regular inspections by the Ministry ensure the quality of care of programs and services provided by the long-term care homes. Homes are required to post Inspection Reports and/or make them available to all residents, families and members of the community. Click Here to view the results of the Ministry’s Long-Term Care Public Reporting.
Services provided in long-term care homes include:
Short-Stay respite is designed to provide relief for caregivers. The maximum length of stay is 60 days at a time, up to a total of 90 days per calendar year.
Short-stay convalescent care provides supportive and restorative services to people recovering from an illness or injury. The maximum length of stay is up to a total of 90 days in a calendar year.
Admissions to the short-stay programs can be arranged through the Central CCAC.