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. The 90th percentile wait time generally reflects that 9 out of 10 individuals are placed within the reported number of days (it is not an average). It is intended to be a measure of the relative wait time for one LTC home compared to another to help clients and families in their choice selection.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.