Long-term care homes are sometimes called seniors care homes, residential care homes, or nursing homes.
Care homes are an option for seniors who need 24-hour professional support and care because of their physical or health needs, or because they have advanced Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. For many seniors, this is the best option when the person can no longer be cared for in their own home or in an assisted living home.
To access publicly subsidized long-term care, you must first contact your local Home and Community Care Office. They will perform an assessment to ensure this type of care is the right fit. Eligible residents will pay 80 per cent of their after-tax income.
Seniors can also pay privately for long-term care. In this case, they or their family member can contact the care home directly.