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Housing Options :: Long-Term Care Homes

Long-Term Care Homes

Long Term-Care Care Homes are for those individuals who have health care needs that cannot be met with any combination of caregiving, care in one's home or care in one's community.


Independent Living

Supportive/Assisted Living

Long-Term Care Homes


Individual is able to manage the daily tasks of living independently by oneself or with assistance.

Individual needs minimum to moderate levels of assistance with daily living.

Individual needs availability of 24 hour care.

Types of Housing

Owned or rented house, apartment, condo, etc.


Owned or rented accommodation in Seniors or Supportive Living community such as Senior housing developments. Retirement homes.

Long-Term Care Homes; access through the Community Care Access Centres throughout Ontario

Support Services

Individual is responsible for securing and funding any assistance needs i.e. home modifications, maintenance, personal care, etc.

Supports available on site and may include meals, personal support, health care, activities, etc.

24 hour personal support and nursing care available


Individual pays for everything.

Individual pays for housing expenses; on-site services costs vary by location & service provider.

Ministry of Health & Long Term Care & Resident both pay.  (Co-payment system) Finances are not a barrier for any Ontario resident  


Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Southwest Healthline