Long Term Care

Finding & Applying to a Long-Term Care Centre

  • Nursing homes, charitable homes and homes for the aged are all long-term care homes.
  • Retirement homes are privately owned rental units for seniors who can manage and pay for their own care.
  • Supportive Housing is for people who need only minimal to moderate care to live independently.
  • Learn more about the different types of residences for seniors.

What is long-term care?

Long-term care is for people who:

  • Need assistance to manage their day-to-day activities.
  • Need to be supervised due to Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.
  • Have a stable chronic health condition that cannot be managed at home.

A long-term care centre is a place where an individual lives and receives care and other services provided by trained staff.

Finding a long-term care home

Where to start

Start your search for a long-term care home by contacting your Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) at 310-2222

Staff at the LHIN will:

  • Tell you about the long-term care homes in your area.
  • Tell you how to apply.
  • Meet with you to discuss options for care.
  • Determine if the applicant is eligible for long-term care services, and
  • Refer you to other health agencies or support groups.

There are two LHINs for Peel Long Term Care Centres

Who is eligible for long-term care?

To be eligible for long-term care a person must:

  • Require 24-hour medical care and/or supervision.
  • Meet the requirements for long-term care services set by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • Be 18 years of age or older and have a valid health card.

How to apply

Contact your Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) at 310-2222 to apply for long-term care at any Region of Peel Long Term Care Centre.

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Revised: Friday February 17 2023

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