Residential setting that provides care on a 24-hour a day basis to individuals whose needs can no longer be met in the community. Long-term care facilities include nursing homes and homes for the aged. Placement into a long-term care facility is secured through the client’s local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
Long-term care homes
Adults 18 years and over who require assistance with daily living. Possesses a valid Ontario Health Card.
Have health care needs -including that associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias – that cannot be met with any combination of caregiving or community-based services at home. Have health care needs that can be met in a long-term care facility.
Open catchment area
Rates as established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for residence in such facilities
-Must originate in a Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) for the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) area in with the individual resides.
– Individuals may choose to apply to long-term care facilities outside of their own CCAC/LHIN area.
– Applications are made either by approaching the one’s CCAC, or with the assistance of the discharge planning staff of the hospital in which one is being treated for a health condition.
Description of a Long-Term Care Home Dementia Care Unit
– Specifically designated secure access units/floors- for individuals who might be disoriented and liable to wander – include such features as : alarm on unit and on outer door, cameras, key pad controlled access, maglocks, use of wanderguard bracelets, ID bracelets.
– No secure outdoor wandering area or smoking facility is available.
– Dementia units located at each of the Yee Hong Centres, specific number of dementia beds varies across centres.