Resident Application

Applying to a Long-Term Care home can be very stressful. We want to give you as much insight to the application process as possible and are here for you if you have any questions.

Starting the journey

Navigating the application process for a Long-Term Care (LTC) home in Ontario can feel overwhelming, but rest assured, you're not alone. At Markhaven, we understand the stress that comes with this journey, which is why we're here to offer insight and support every step of the way.

From determining eligibility to selecting the right LTC home, our goal is to streamline the process and provide you with the resources you need. Let us guide you through this process with compassion and expertise, ensuring a smooth transition into the next chapter of care.

Applying for Long-Term Care (LTC) in Ontario involves several steps. Here's a general guide on how to go about it:

  1. Determine Eligibility

    To be eligible for LTC in Ontario, individuals need to require 24-hour nursing care, assistance with daily living activities, or have cognitive impairments that make them unsafe to live on their own. The Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) assesses eligibility.

  2. Home and Community care support services:

    HCCSS is responsible for managing the waitlist for LTC in Ontario. Contact your local LHIN to begin the application process. You can find your local HCCSS contact information on the Ontario government website or by calling 310-2222 (no area code required).

  3. Assessment

    A Care Coordinator from the HCCSS will schedule a home visit to assess your needs and determine your eligibility for LTC. They will discuss your current situation, health, and support requirements.

  4. Waitlist Placement

    If eligible, you'll be placed on the centralized waitlist managed by the HCCSS. The HCCSS will provide information about available LTC homes and help you choose the ones that best meet your needs.

  5. Choose LTC Home

    Research and visit LTC homes in your preferred areas. Consider factors such as location, services offered, and quality of care. Choose multiple homes to increase your chances of getting a placement sooner.

  6. Confirmation of Placement

    Once a suitable LTC bed becomes available, the HCCSS will contact you with an offer. You have the option to accept or decline the placement.

  7. Admission

    If you accept the placement, you'll work with the HCCSS and the LTC home to coordinate the move-in process. Complete any necessary paperwork and prepare for the transition.

  8. Final Considerations

    LTC homes in Ontario have different fees, and your financial situation may affect the cost. The HCCSS can provide information on subsidies and financial assistance programs.

  9. Note:

    Remember that the process may vary slightly depending on your specific situation and the availability of LTC beds in your region. It's crucial to stay in touch with the HCCSS throughout the process for updates on your application status.

Book A Tour

If you are interested in scheduling a tour at Markhaven, our Resident Service Coordinator would be delighted to assist you. The tour is approx. 30 minutes and straightforward. Our Service Coordinator will guide you through every step to ensure that your experience is smooth and satisfactory.