Finding & Applying to a Long-Term Care Centre
- Nursing homes, charitable homes and homes for the aged are all long-term care homes.
- Retirement homes are privately owned rental units for seniors who can manage and pay for their own care.
- Supportive Housing is for people who need only minimal to moderate care to live independently.
- Learn more about the different types of residences for seniors.
- What is long-term care?
- Finding a long-term care home
What is long-term care?
Long-term care is for people who:
- Need assistance to manage their day-to-day activities.
- Need to be supervised due to Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.
- Have a stable chronic health condition that cannot be managed at home.
Where to start
Start your search for a long-term care home by contacting your Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) at 310-2222.
Staff at the LHIN will:
- Tell you about the long-term care homes in your area.
- Tell you how to apply.
- Meet with you to discuss options for care.
- Determine if the applicant is eligible for long-term care services, and
- Refer you to other health agencies or support groups.
There are two LHINs for Peel Long Term Care Centres
Who is eligible for long-term care?
To be eligible for long-term care a person must:
- Require 24-hour medical care and/or supervision.
- Meet the requirements for long-term care services set by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
- Be 18 years of age or older and have a valid health card.
How to apply
Contact your Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) at 310-2222 to apply for long-term care at any Region of Peel Long Term Care Centre.