Long Term Care

Resident Fees

  • The MLTC sets the cost of accommodation at all long-term care homes across Ontario.
  • Private or non-profit, the fees are the same.

Who pays for long-term care at Region of Peel centres?

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

The Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC), the Region of Peel and residents all share the cost of long-term care.

  • The Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC) provides funding for all long-term care homes in Ontario.
  • The Region of Peel also contributes funding to the operations of our five long-term care centres to enhance the lives of residents.
  • The amount residents pay for their accommodation is called a co-payment.

Co-payment fees

The MLTC sets the cost of accommodation at all long-term care homes across Ontario. The rates are reviewed every year. The MLTC will notify residents and/or families directly about the new cost should the rates change.

Important note:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the annual long-term care home resident co-payment rate increase was deferred to October 1, 2022. Consistent with prior years, an inflationary increase of 2.5% will be applied to the co-payment for basic and preferred accommodation in Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes. Please refer to the Ministry of Long-Term Care's bulletin regarding long-term care homes accommodations charges.

Accomodation rates

Basic Accommodation Rates

On October 1, 2022, the co-payment that residents pay for basic accommodation in Long Term Care (LTC) homes will increase by $1.55 per day from $62.18 per day to $63.73 per day, consistent with recent inflationary increases. This will help cover the rising costs of meals and accommodation.

Preferred Accommodation Rates

The maximum charges will also be increasing for residents admitted to newer preferred accommodation beds on or after October 1, 2022. The premium charged for semi[1]private accommodation will increase by $0.32 from $12.78 to $13.10 per day, and the premium for private accommodation will increase by $0.67 from $26.64 to $27.31 per day.

The table below provides the new rates that will apply as of October 1, 2022 to all types of accommodation based on a resident’s date of admission to the bed.

Basic

Daily Rate Monthly Rate
Long-Stay Resident (Basic) $63.73 $1,938.46

Preferred, Semi-Private

Daily Rate Monthly Rate
Residents admitted to newer beds on or after July 1, 2015 $76.83 $2,336.92
Residents admitted to newer beds on or after September 1, 2014, but prior to July 1, 2015 $75.74 $2,303.76
Residents admitted to newer beds on or after July 1, 2013, but prior to September 1, 2014 $74.65 $2,270.61
Residents admitted to newer beds on or after July 1, 2012, but prior to July 1, 2013 $73.54 $2,236.84
Residents occupying older, or residents admitted to newer beds prior to July 1, 2012 $72.47 $2,204.30

Preferred, Private

Daily Rate Monthly Rate
Residents admitted to newer beds on or after July 1, 2015 $91.04 $2,769.14
Residents admitted to newer beds on or after September 1, 2014, but prior to July 1, 2015 $89.13 $2,711.04
Residents admitted to newer beds on or after July 1, 2013, but prior to September 1, 2014 $87.21 $2,652.54
Residents admitted to newer beds on or after July 1, 2012, but prior to July 1, 2013 $85.30 $2,594.54
Residents occupying older, or residents admitted to newer beds prior to July 1, 2012 $83.38 $2,536.14

Respite

Daily Rate Monthly Rate
Short-stay Resident (Respite Bed) $41.25 N/A


Effective from October 1, 2022, the basic accommodation rate is determined using the following formula:

  • 2019 / 2020 / 2021 rate x (1 + CPI Rate up to a maximum of 2.5%) = 2022 co-payment rate. [ i.e., $62.18 x (1+2.5%) = $63.73]
  • The monthly rate is determined by multiplying the daily rate by 30.4167. [ i.e., $63.73 x 30.4167 = $1,938.46]

If you have requested a transfer from your current accommodation into a preferred accommodation bed, please call the LTC home administrator to confirm the rate that you will be required to pay. Preferred rates for semi-private and private accommodation in your current LTC home or in another LTC home may be different if you are offered a bed on or after October 1, 2022.

If you are currently paying less than $63.73 per day because you are receiving a reduction in the basic co-payment, known as a "Rate Reduction" you should not be affected because your co-payment amount is determined based on what you can afford. However, if you did not qualify for a rate reduction during the 2022-23 Rate Reduction cycle (which began on July 1, 2022, and ends on June 30, 2023) due to your income being slightly too high, you may reapply as of October 1, 2022 to see if you now qualify. All Residents receiving a rate reduction should re-apply for a reduction in the basic co-payment rate for the 2023-24 cycle, beginning on July 1, 2023. Staff at your LTC home will provide you with the application form and will help you to submit your application to the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

For more information on co-payment rates or the changes to the rate reduction application process, please speak with your home’s Administrator. Should you have any additional questions, please contact: LTC.RateReduction@ontario.ca.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance is available for residents who can't afford basic accommodation. A resident must meet certain eligibility criteria to qualify for a subsidy.

Contact the Home and Community Care and Support Services (HCCSS) at 310-2222 for more information about qualifying for financial assistance.

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Revised: Thursday September 15 2022

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