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View the list of Long Term Care providers by city in the province of your choice:

British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan
Manitoba Ontario Quebec
Nova Scotia New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador
     

Locate providers that offer Long Term Care services in the province of your choice:

British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan
Manitoba Ontario Quebec
Nova Scotia New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador
     

The places that provide care to the most frail in our society are referred to as Long Term Care Homes, Nursing Homes, Extended Care Homes, Intermediate Care Homes, Homes for the Aged, Old Age Homes, Special Care Homes, Residential Care Homes, Complex Care and Continuing Care Homes.

You can't access long term care directly and you have to contact your Health Region, because eligibility for placement in a nursing home is governed by provincial legislation and access is controlled by central "gatekeepers" referred to as Community Care Access Centres, or CCAC's in Ontario, Health Authorities in BC, Alberta Health Services in Alberta.  The resident still has to pay for his or her room and board, although most provinces offer relief for those with limited incomes.  There are also private pay choices across the country, which can be accessed directly, depending on availability.

These homes are for people who can no longer live independently and who require high levels of care, including nursing care and memory care.  Residents need assistance with many of the activities of daily living, including personal care - help with personal hygiene, bathing, dressing, grooming and eating, to nursing supervision and skilled medical and nursing care.  Because of limited government budgets, they have become places for only those with complex medical needs.

Although not covered under the Canada Health Act, the high costs, which approach $100 or more per resident per day for the care portion, and our attitude toward equal access for all, has resulted in this level of care being funded by the government.  But don’t expect this will necessarily mean you will get a bed when you need it.  Fiscal pressures on governments to help build and fund will continue to be felt in longer wait lists as existing beds are used to free up hospital beds and provide more and more care to our growing older adult segment over time.  


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