Long Term Care

What is Long Term Care?

Long term care residences—historically also referred to as nursing homes—are licensed and authorized as government-regulated and funded homes. They are designed for individuals who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care or advanced dementia support within a secure setting.


Depending on the availability of the Long Term Care residence you are interested in for your loved one, you may have the option of standard accommodation or preferred (semi-private or private room).

For residents of Ontario, all applications to Long Term Care homes are coordinated by local Home and Community Care Support Services organizations who plan, integrate and fund local health care. To learn more about long term care coordination in your community, please visit ontario.ca/page/long-term-care-ontario.