All provinces have slightly different accommodations. This is because the provincial Ministry of Health is responsible for deciding which options are available in their territory.
We’ve prepared the below information and organized it to help you navigate the choices available by Province.
LONG-TERM CARE IN ONTARIO
In Ontario you can choose between a private or shared room. Know that no matter which option you choose, you’ll benefit from around-the-clock nursing care and the attentive service of team members who will help you be your best.
All long-term care options in Ontario are government subsidized; there is a waiting list for a room and future residents need to meet government-specified eligibility criteria. For more information, or to start care, call your local CCAC.
Like having your own space? A private room is probably for you. Though slightly more expensive than shared rooms, private rooms are yours to personalize as you wish and are more spacious than shared ones. You’ll get to enjoy your own bathroom, and family members are welcome to stay as long as they like.
Enjoy having a roommate? A shared room might be for you. Also known as standard or basic accommodation, shared rooms are more affordable. We work to bring people of the same gender with lots in common together, so that you and your new friend can enjoy your time here.
Unsure of your choice? Check our FAQ page and rates pages for more information.
LONG-TERM CARE/RESIDENTIAL CARE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
In British Columbia, you can choose between government-subsidized long-term/residential care and paying privately for care. Know that no matter which option you choose, you’ll benefit from around-the-clock nursing care and the attentive service of team members who will help you be your best.
Government-subsidized residential care:
If you fit the eligibility criteria, the Ministry of Health may subsidize part of your costs for residential care. Some important things to note:
There is a government waiting list. If you feel you need placement faster, you can use private-pay temporarily. It will not affect your place on the government-subsidized waiting list.
You will be expected to take the first residence with an available room. Failure to do so may result in you being deemed ineligible for government-subsidized residential care.
There is a monthly cost of up to 80 per cent of your after-tax income. For more information, check our rates page.
To get started, call your local health authority.
Private-pay residential care:
Private-pay residential care services give you the chance to decide where you want to stay and when you want to move in. There are no criteria to determine your eligibility, and you don’t have to contact your health authority to get started. Everything is between you and the home of your choice.
Some important things to note:
Staying in a private-pay room will not affect your position on the government-subsidized residential care waiting list.
There are no government waiting lists or eligibility criteria. Residences keep their own waiting lists, and it is often possible to move in immediately.
Services are not funded by the government and are dependent on market rates. You can contact your insurance company or veteran’s affairs. They may cover part of the costs.
Which location you stay in is entirely up to you. To learn more, please book a tour now.
For more information, check our FAQ page or visit the British Columbia Ministry of Health website.
Resources to help you decide
Look here for information on everything from how to get started to frequently asked questions.