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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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The Village of Taunton Mills

The Village of Taunton Mills

3800 Brock Sreet North, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 3A5
The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby presents several levels of service from seniors' apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.
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 Tansley Woods

The Village of Tansley Woods

4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7W 4W8
Elegant Burlington, Ontario retirement home including everything from the current long term care to new independent living suites, offering various seniors services.
The Village of Erin Meadows

The Village of Erin Meadows

2930 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7M4
Mississauga's unique continuum of care concept featuring Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and 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 long-term care to assisted living to independent living seniors apartments.
The Village of Wentworth Heights

The Village of Wentworth Heights

1620 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 2W3
The Village of Wentworth Heights is a full-service retirement living community offering retirement apartments, full-service suites, assisted living and memory care.
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.
Bayshore Home Health

Bayshore Home Health

2101 Hadwen Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 1L8
Bayshore Home Health understands that aging at home can be the best option for many seniors. We provide personalized home care services to meet your needs and support you and your family throughout the care process.
Chartwell Leamington Retirement Residence (RET)

Chartwell Leamington Retirement Residence (RET)

1 Henry Avenue, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 5P1

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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