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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 CCAC 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 CCAC 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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Long-Term Care Home

Licensed Beds

Basic

Semi-Private

Private

Average number
of beds
that are
available
each month

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

Barnswallow Place Care Community

94

65

493

0

 

47

267

2

Cambridge Country Manor

79

36

114

6

27

2

82

3

Caressant Care Arthur Nursing Home

80

11

35

5

124

2

290

3

Caressant Care Fergus Nursing Home

87

12

102

6

60

4

 

4

Caressant Care Harriston Nursing Home

89

3

70

0

69

1

93

3

Chartwell Elmira LTC Residence

48

30

32

22

640

28

1350

2

Chartwell Westmount

160

274

1030

0

 

151

534

3

Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre

156

141

357

0

 

90

336

4

Derbecker's Heritage House

72

30

209

14

126

27

 

2

Eden House Care Facility

58

84

520

51

378

72

 

1

Elliott Home

85

256

810

0

 

201

1662

2

Fairview Mennonite Home

84

239

 

0

 

121

1493

1

Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre

240

51

119

2

64

4

93

7

Golden Years Nursing Home (Cambridge)

88

47

285

4

44

0

41

1

Hilltop Manor

185

154

103

0

 

26

108

6

La Pointe-Fisher Nursing Home

92

11

130

8

220

10

223

3

Lanark Heights Long Term Care

50

166

385

0

 

88

306

5

Morriston Park Nursing Home

28

16

305

5

86

7

 

1

Nithview Home

97

51

482

13

473

45

585

3

Parkwood Mennonite Home

96

210

 

0

 

215

1358

2

peopleCare AR Goudie

79

137

733

0

 

50

287

2

Pinehaven Nursing Home

84

63

201

3

157

16

 

2

Riverbend Place

53

73

487

14

 

17

116

2

Royal Terrace

67

11

568

13

369

19

424

1

Saint Luke's Place

112

142

482

17

234

40

345

2

Saugeen Valley Nursing Center

87

8

105

4

52

5

5

3

St Joseph's Health Centre

240

310

933

0

 

179

767

6

St. Andrew's Terrace

128

183

1565

32

275

63

498

3

Stirling Heights

110

193

 

0

 

67

514

3

Sunnyside Home

251

498

502

0

 

276

679

7

The Village at University Gates

192

326

 

0

 

334

 

6

The Village of Riverside Glen

192

257

593

0

 

207

788

5

The Village of Winston Park

95

238

1670

83

1140

251

1108

2

Trinity Village Care Centre

150

332

1406

0

 

169

976

4

Twin Oaks Of Maryhill

31

18

140

9

13

8

109

1

Wellington Terrace Home for Seniors

176

214

1825

0

 

157

1103

6

Ending for May 31, 2017

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.