Long-Term Care Homes are subsidized facilities providing nursing and personal care to individuals who have high care needs that can no longer be managed in the community. Long-Term Care Homes are licensed or approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
All Long-Term Care Homes in Ontario (including those formerly known as Nursing Homes, Municipal Homes for the Aged, and Charitable Homes) are governed by the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA). The requirements in the LTCHA ensure that residents of these homes receive safe, consistent, and high-quality resident-centered care in settings where residents feel at home, are treated with respect, and have the supports and services they need for their health and well-being.
Many long-term care homes also offer short term respite or convalescent care.
All applications to Long-Term Care Homes are coordinated by your local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). Once your CCAC has determined that you are eligible, your next step is to choose the Homes you wish to apply to. You may apply to a maximum of five Homes. Your local CCAC will provide you with lists and information about Homes in your area.
Your local CCAC can also provide more detailed information about how to apply, how to select a Home, and also how to prepare for a move to a Home.
You can also find Homes in your area by using this Home locator tool.
See Residential Care Advocacy and Care Standards for organizations that protect and promote the rights and interests of individuals living in residential care facilities.