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.
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.
Your Care Coordinator can help you work through your decision and it's a good idea to visit the homes you're interested in.
When you apply for long-term care, you can choose up to five homes, in order of preference. How long you wait depends on the size of the waiting list in each home and the urgency of your need. The more urgent your need, the more choices you will be asked to make.
This document enables you to see the wait list for each home in Southeastern Ontario. This list is updated on the 15th of each month.
If you move to a home that is not your first choice, you may stay on the waiting list for your first choice.