Long-term Care Homes in Ontario

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In the continuum of accommodations catering to seniors, long-term care retirement homes (in the past, often called nursing homes or homes for the aged) offer the most intensive level of supervision and medical services under one roof. Care in this style of home is of course much more intensive than what you will get in an Adult Living Home, Independent Living residence or in a typical Ontario Retirement Home.

List of long-term care homes in Ontario

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Belmont House

Belmont House

55 Belmont Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1R1
A superb retirement home nestled in Toronto proper, featuring a variety of apartments and suites, along with a fitness room for active seniors, an on-site convenience store and more.
The Village of Glendale Crossing

The Village of Glendale Crossing

3030 Singleton Avenue, London, Ontario, N6L 0B6
A true retirement hub featuring independent Living Apartments with full kitchens, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and LTC.
The Village of Tansley Woods

The Village of Tansley Woods

4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7W 4W8
At The Village of Tansley Woods we offer the full continuum of care - Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement Suites, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care all in one village.
The Village of Riverside Glen

The Village of Riverside Glen

60 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 8M8
This elegant Guelph retirement home offers a range of care including assisted living and long term care, serviced by a friendly, caring staff.
The Village of Humber Heights

The Village of Humber Heights

2245 Lawrence Avenue West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P 3W3
The Village of Humber Heights in Etobicoke offers different levels of service from independent apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.
The Village of Winston Park

The Village of Winston Park

695 Block Line Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 3K1
This elegant retirement residence in Kitchener-Waterloo offers a continuum of care from independent living seniors' apartments to assisted living and long-term care.
The Village at University Gates

The Village at University Gates

250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 0E2
Now welcoming our Retirement Home Residents to the Village. We offer Waterloo a range of services for today's Senior including Retirement Apartments, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Long Term Care.
The Wellington

The Wellington

1430 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 5H3
This award winning Hamilton retirement home offers varying senior care. Just minutes away from shopping, theatres, restaurants and major transportation links.


Toronto, Mississauga and Belleville, Toronto, Mississauga and Belleville, Ontario, M8X2X9
Qualicare offers reliable and consistent caregivers and nursing for patients with medical, dementia, and mobility challenges. We also support people during and after hospital stays and within assisted living residences.
Lawbell Senior Home Care Services

Lawbell Senior Home Care Services

7191 Yonge Street, Markham, Ontario, L3T 0C7
Lawbell Senior Home Care Services We offers medical and non - medical care support for seniors and people of all ages, in their homes, retirement residence, hospitals and Long term care facilities.
Chartwell Leamington Retirement Residence (RET)

Chartwell Leamington Retirement Residence (RET)

1 Henry Avenue, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 5P1
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Leamington seniors housing community you're proud to call home.

Distinguishing features of long-term care retirement homes

  • Province fully funds medical and support services; residents pay only for room and board and there is a subsidy for those who cannot afford the full resident co-payment
  • Nobody is refused access on the basis of ability to pay
  • Mix of private, municipal and non-profit and charitable operators
  • Personal "plan of care" prepared for each resident and assessed every three months
  • 24-hour nursing and personal care; access to physician or other health-care professionals
  • Medication administered
  • Various living arrangements to support residents with cognitive impairment or dementia
  • Shared or central dining room and common facilities, such as lounges
  • Organized and regularly scheduled recreational and social activities
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Optional services such as hairdressing usually can be purchased for a fee
  • Services and amenities can vary
  • Depending on the region, may have waiting lists

Who is eligible for long-term retirement home care?

  • Individuals requiring 24-hour nursing care and daily personal support services
  • Seniors who are at risk in their own homes
  • Priority is based on need as assessed by the Community Care Access Centres
  • Residents of Ontario with a valid health card
  • People who are unable to live independently in their own homes, even with an array of community supports


How are Ontario long-term care retirement homes regulated?


  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care monitors, inspects and regulates every long-term care facility in the province

Quick facts about Ontario long-term retirement home care

  • Average age of resident is 85 to 86
  • 60 % of long-term care patients in Ontario are cognitively impaired
  • Ontario has 77,000 long-term care beds
  • 20,000 new beds have been added to the system - a 35 per cent increase in capacity - in the past few years
  • 16,000 existing beds will be rebuilt by 2006 to upgrade them to current standards
  • Province looking to introduce a new Long-Term Care Act

Compiled with the assistance of Karen Sullivan, executive director of the Ontario Long Term Care Association and the OLTCA website; Donna Rubin, CEO of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors and the OANHSS' website; staff at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and its website; Statistics Canada's website. For more information visit: http://www.oltca.com/

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