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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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(Data as of December 31, 2017)

 

Basic

 

Semi-Private

 

Private

 

 

 

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

68

462

0

 

59

1015

1

Cambridge Country Manor

79

29

112

0

69

1

82

3

Caressant Care Arthur Nursing home

80

24

39

7

64

5

270

3

Caressant Care Fergus Nursing Home

87

8

93

1

58

3

7

5

Caressant Care Harriston Nursing Home

89

7

55

3

74

2

89

2

Chartwell Elmira LTC Residence

48

33

170

17

250

30

1350

1

Chartwell Westmount

160

303

1030

0

 

182

534

4

Columbia Forest Long-term Care Centre

156

131

357

0

 

104

358

4

Derbecker’s Heritage House

72

37

186

18

122

40

 

2

Eden House Care Facility

58

92

701

50

441

84

646

1

Elliott Home

85

306

810

0

 

256

1963

2

Fairview Mennonite Home

84

226

 

0

 

141

1506

1

Forest Heights Long-term Care Centre

240

54

137

7

65

11

79

6

Golden Years Nursing Home

88

37

378

4

52

3

43

2

Hilltop Manor

185

136

1035

0

 

25

192

7

LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home

92

27

131

12

217

14

219

4

Lanark Heights Long-term Care

50

176

919

0

 

104

426

5

Morriston Park Nursing Home

28

9

241

2

87

5

 

1

Nithview Home

97

46

628

16

474

58

585

2

Parkwood Mennonite Home

96

237

 

0

 

259

1358

2

peopleCare AR Goudie

79

164

733

0

 

73

284

2

Pinehaven Nursing Home

84

77

202

12

159

21

 

3

Riverbend Place

53

66

596

16

 

19

131

2

Royal Terrace

67

13

510

15

364

21

424

2

Saint Luke’s Place

112

127

774

9

240

40

403

2

Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre

87

22

104

9

96

14

5

2

St. Joseph’s Health Centre

240

363

1041

0

 

239

687

5

St. Andrew’s Terrace

128

172

1442

34

476

71

486

2

Stirling Heights

110

200

1106

0

 

85

506

3

Sunnyside Home

251

551

502

0

 

309

679

6

The Village at University Gates

192

346

 

1

 

377

 

5

The Village of Riverside Glen

192

309

855

0

 

278

1093

5

The Village of Winston Park

5

247

1670

91

1140

275

1070

2

Trinity Village Care Centre

150

343

1406

0

 

211

947

4

Twin Oaks of Maryhill

31

20

198

11

13

17

109

1

Wellington Terrace

176

256

1830

0

 

195

1157

6


Placement Priority Categories

Each person who applies for long-term care is assigned a priority category. The priority category of each person on the waitlist also affects wait time.

  • 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 2 - People 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 3A - People waiting for a Long-term Care Home serving those of a particular religion, ethnic origin or culture. 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 long-term care home seeking transfer to their home of choice.
  • Category 3B - People waiting for a Long-term Care Home serving those of a particular religion, ethnic origin or culture. People with care needs who are currently managing at home with supports. Wait times for clients in this category are much longer.
  • 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 long-term care home seeking transfer to their home of choice.
  • Category 4B - People with care needs who are currently managing at home with supports. Wait times for clients in this category are much longer.
  • Veteran - People who are veterans and are applying to be placed into a Long-term Care Home that contains Veteran Priority Access Beds.