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Long-term Care Home Wait Time Information

Making the decision to move to a long-term care home (LTCH) is a life-changing step for you and your family. It is 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.

You can also download a copy of the Connecting you with Long-term Care Home brochure.

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 888 883 3313. We’re here to help! There are many factors to be considered when choosing a home. The size of the waiting list (number of people on the wait list) in homes you are considering may be important to you. This document provides information about waiting lists in long-term care homes in this region; the wait list is not an indication of wait time (how long an individual will wait to access care).

When reviewing this information, please note the following:

  • Each individual may choose up to 5 homes and up to 3 bed types in each home. This means that one person may be represented on multiple waitlists.
  • The number of days waited are presented as the experience of 9 out of 10 people (90th percentile).  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.
  • Long Term Care Home wait times information is one point in time.  The report is updated the month following.


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 (As of February 28, 2018)

Licensed Beds

Number on Waitlist

Days Waiting for 9/10 people

Number on Waitlist

Days Waiting for 9/10 people

Number on Waitlist

Days Waiting for 9/10 people

Average number of beds that are available each month

Barnswallow Place Care  Community

94

56

423

0

 

54

864

2

Cambridge Country Manor

79

23

224

1

80

4

82

4

Caressant Care Arthur Nursing home

80

17

87

1

76

1

270

3

Caressant Care Fergus Nursing Home

87

9

93

2

58

2

7

5

Caressant Care Harriston Nursing Home

89

6

55

3

74

5

89

2

Chartwell Elmira LTC Residence

48

37

170

19

250

36

1350

1

Chartwell Westmount

160

283

1030

0

 

172

722

4

Columbia Forest Long-term Care Centre

156

135

357

0

 

98

515

4

Derbecker’s Heritage House

72

28

342

9

121

36

 

2

Eden House Care Facility

58

100

719

52

474

83

638

1

Elliott Home

85

308

851

0

 

243

1870

2

Fairview Mennonite Home

84

211

 

0

 

134

1425

2

Forest Heights Long-term Care Centre

240

43

132

6

69

13

79

7

Golden Years Nursing Home

88

25

351

2

47

2

39

3

Hilltop Manor

185

131

1000

0

 

16

169

7

LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home

92

28

199

5

216

6

219

3

Lanark Heights Long-term Care

50

171

919

0

 

86

431

5

Morriston Park Nursing Home

28

15

203

5

87

8

 

1

Nithview Home

97

47

628

14

472

54

585

2

Parkwood Mennonite Home

96

225

 

0

 

254

1358

2

peopleCare AR Goudie

79

156

805

0

 

82

310

1

Pinehaven Nursing Home

84

65

202

5

158

19

 

3

Riverbend Place

53

55

600

15

 

12

130

2

Royal Terrace

67

12

498

14

391

24

424

2

Saint Luke’s Place

112

124

844

11

218

43

403

2

Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre

87

11

135

5

112

7

5

2

St. Joseph’s Health Centre

240

375

1041

0

 

241

661

5

St. Andrew’s Terrace

128

159

1442

34

476

68

465

2

Stirling Heights

110

184

1106

0

 

85

504

3

Sunnyside Home

251

523

502

0

 

302

867

7

The Village at University Gates

192

338

 

2

 

376

 

4

The Village of Riverside Glen

192

323

835

0

 

274

1071

5

The Village of Winston Park

5

239

1670

82

1140

282

1070

2

Trinity Village Care Centre

150

322

1406

0

 

193

868

5

Twin Oaks of Maryhill

31

12

272

9

13

14

204

1

Wellington Terrace

176