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Long-Term Care Wait List

​​​​​​​​Nurse helping patient  in a wheel chair​There are many factors to be considered when choosing a long-term care home. The size of the wait list (number of people on the wait list) in homes you are considering may be important to you.

While the length of the wait list may be a factor in how soon you may be able to move in, the length of the wait list is not necessarily an indication of how long you may have to wait.

Access to timely care is important to patients and caregivers, and is a measure of the quality of health care a person receives. The following information is intended to help you understand the approximate wait times for long-term care admission across the Central West region. Please note, the wait times vary and depend on a variety of factors, including the number of people waiting, the complexity of their care needs and more recently, during this unprecedented time, the impact COVID-19 is having on our entire health care system. We are committed to reducing wait times to the greatest degree possible, and are here to help you access other options to support you while you wait. Please contact us directly for information and advice customized to meet your individual needs and circumstances.

​When reviewing the information below, please keep in mind:

  • Each individual may chose up to five homes.​ People may also be interested in more than one type of bed or accommodation (i.e., basic, semi-private and/or private) in any given home. This means that one person may be represented on multiple wait lists.
  • The number of days waited are presented as the experience of nine out of 10 people. You may wait for a longer or shorter period of time, depending on your circumstances and the number of available beds.
  • The numbers below fluctuate based on a variety of factors; your Care Coordinator can provide you with information about the options that may best meet your individual needs.
  • Each person who applies for long-term care is assigned a priority category. The priority category of each person on the wait list also affects wait times.