long-term care home

In Ontario, long-term care homes are licensed places where adults live when they need:

  • access to nursing care and personal care that’s on site and available 24 hours a day
  • help with most or all daily activities, for example, eating, bathing, and using the toilet

They’re sometimes called nursing homes, charitable homes, or municipal homes for the aged.

Residents in long-term care homes pay for their room and board. The provincial government sets the fees and they’re the same in for-profit and not-for-profit homes. The government pays the cost of residents’ health care. Residents have to pay for extra services, such as hairdressing, dental care, and private personal support workers.

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