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Long Term Care Home Wait Times for Sault Ste Marie

​​​​​​​​​Quick Facts in Sault Ste Marie for may 2018

  • There are 1008 Long-Term Care Home (LTCH) beds
  • On average, 28 people moved into a LTCH this month
  • 96% of people moved into their first choice on the initial bed offer
  • 53 people were placed in a LTCH awaiting their first choice
  • There are 583 people waiting for initial LTCH placement
  • 639 people are on the LTCH placement waitlist

Average LTCH Availability (as of may​ 2018​)

A printable handout is available here.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Note: These figures represent average wait times in each category, based on the total number of people waiting for long-term care in Sault Ste Marie in the month of August. These wait times will vary depending on accommodation availability, and the gender and placement category of the person waiting for long-term care. Individual patients may select up to 5 LTCHs and would be reflected on more than one waitlist.

For more information on the individual Long Term Care Homes please visit, northeasthealthline.ca

Placement Categories

Depending on your needs, you will be placed in one of the following categories:  

Category 1​People who need immediate admission to long-term care and cannot have their needs met at home, or who are in hospital, when hospital is in crisis. People in a LTCH that is closing within 12 weeks.
​​Category 2People who need to be reunified with their spouses/partners who are currently residing in a long-term care home, and who meet eligibility requirements (including care needs.)
​​Category 3​People waiting for a Long-Term Care Home serving those of a particular religion, ethnic origin or culture.
​​Category 4A​People who have high care needs, but can still be supported at home until a bed becomes available. People in hospital waiting for long-term care. People in a LTCH seeking transfer to their first choice.
​Category 4B​People with care needs who are currently managing at home with supports, but may need a long-term care home in the future. Wait times for clients in this category are much longer.
​VeteranPeople who are veterans and are applying to be placed into a Long-Term Care Home that contains Veteran Priority Access Beds.