Your Local Health Integrated Network for Home and Community Care (LHIN) can help you arrange and apply for admission to a Long-Term Care Home. To find your local LHIN use the link http://healthcareathome.ca
The Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home has also compiled a booklet in PDF format "Labdara Resident & Family Handbook" which provides details of the administration of Labdara, its objectives in providing care for the residents and comprehensive discussions on various facets of life at the Residence .
In order to qualify to move to a long-term care facility, a person must:
Be 18 years of age or older
Possess a valid Ontario Health Card
Have health care needs that cannot be met with any combination of caregiving or community-based services in the home
Have health care needs that can be met in a long-term care facility
If you are deemed ineligible and you feel that you are eligible, you have the legal right to appeal the assessment of ineligibility. If you choose to start the appeal process, your Care Coordinator/Case Manager at the LHIN in your area can give you the appropriate phone numbers and contact names. (Also see the "Rights Information Sheet" in the Placement Application Form.)
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care pays for the care you receive, but you must pay for the accommodation costs indicated below. The accommodation rates are adjusted annually by the Ministry and are standard across Ontario.Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the annual long-term care home resident co-payment rate increase will be suspended until October 1, 2022. The current accommodation rates still apply.
|Long Stay Basic||$74.96||$2,280.04|
|Residents admitted to newer beds on or after July 1, 2015|
*Currently there are no respite, isolation or non-licensed bedrooms at Labdara.
Long-term care facilities cannot refuse admission to eligible individuals based solely on their inability to pay for accommodation. There are various subsidies available for basic room accommodation through the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care upon provision of the appropriate documents including Notice of Assessment for the previous year.