Long-Term Care

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Are you or a loved one afflicted with a disease or condition that requires round-the-clock care and supervision? Have you exhausted all other options and need relief from the burden of managing this situation? If so, it might be time to consider a Long-Term Care facility.

What is Long-Term Care?

Long-Term Care facilities are residence facilities designed to accommodate the needs of individuals whose physical or mental conditions require 24-hour assistance by qualified professionals. These facilities, also known as nursing homes, are licensed, authorized, and funded by the Canadian government.

Each facility is configured to provide private, semi-private, or ward room accommodation based on a resident’s financial resources and care needs.

How will Long-Term Care benefit me?

A Long-Term Care facility provides following services to its residents:

Lifestyle care

Healthcare

Nutrition

How much will Long-Term Care cost?

The Ministry of Health shoulders the costs of lifestyle care, health-care, and nutrition, while a Long-Term Care resident is still responsible for paying accommodation costs.

Long-Term Care rates vary depending on duration of stay and type of accommodation desired:

Prices are set by the government and subject to annual reviews.

How do I get Long-Term Care?

You can apply for admission to a Long-Term Care facility through your local LHIN (Local Health Integration Network). This begins a multi-part assessment by a Care Coordinator, who will determine whether you qualify for admission to the program and what Long-Term Care options are available to you.

If approved, you will be able to apply to up to five preferred Long-Term Care options. If a facility is full, you will be put on a waiting list. You will have up to 24 hours to confirm your placement when a spot opens up in a facility on your desired list.

The government will be able to provide financial assistance if you can’t afford a private room, although it does not provide assistance for those desiring private or semi-private accommodations.

Call GTA Senior Care Solutions to learn more about your long-term care options and what would work best for you.