Choosing a Long-Term Care Home
Making the decision to move to a long-term care home is a life-changing step for you and your family. It's important that you have all of the information you need to choose the home that is right for you. There are many things to consider, including the level of care you require, location, availability, and cost.
Your care coordinator can help you think through your decision. If you are able, we recommend that you and your family visit the homes you are interested in, and ask questions before making a final decision.
Each person who applies for long-term care may choose up to five (5) homes anywhere in Ontario, in order of preference. These decisions will help determine the amount of time a person waits for long-term care. If you need care urgently, you are able to add more homes to your choice list. If you move to a home that is not your first choice, you may stay on the waiting list for your first choice.
For more information, please speak with your care coordinator at 310-2222. We're here to help.
As you make your decision, here's some information to keep in mind:
- There are 60 long-term care homes in the Champlain region
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Wait time report
There are many factors to be considered when choosing a home. It may be important to you to know the number of people waiting to get into homes you are considering. For the previous month, this report provides a snapshot of wait times in each long-term care home in the region.
The information in this report is not an indication of wait time (how long a person will wait to access care). When reviewing the report, please note the following:
- Each person may choose up to five homes, and up to three bed-types in each home. So in the data, the same person may be represented on multiple homes’ waitlists.
- The number of days waited is the experience of 9 out of 10 people (90th percentile). People may wait more or less, depending on their circumstances and the number of available beds.
- Numbers in the report fluctuate, based on a variety of factors. Care coordinators can provide people with information on options that may best meet individual needs.
- Each person who applies for long-term care is assigned a priority category. Each person’s priority category also affects wait times.