Long-Term Care Homes (also known as homes for the aged and nursing homes) are subsidized residential facilities that provide care to individuals who are unable to live independently in the community as they require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision within a secure setting. In general, Long-Term Care Homes provide typically higher
levels of personal care and support than can be provided in the home or offered by Retirement Homes or through Supportive Housing options. Some of the Conmed Care Centres also offer short-term respite care.
Information about the application and admission process to Long-Term Care Homes is provided by LHIN (Local Health Integration Network).
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care monitors the quality of care in Long Term Care Homes www.health.gov.on.ca or www.e-laws.gov.on.ca and sets the rates for accommodation co-payment. Effective July 1, 2012, resident co-payment rates are provided on the following link http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ltc/docs/ltc_home_co-payment_rates.pdf