Ontario Long Term Care residences (LTC), often called nursing homes, are licensed and authorized as government-regulated and funded residences. They are designed for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision within a secure setting. LTC residences and/or nursing homes also offer resident lounges, common areas and activity rooms with dedicated life enrichment and behavioural programming.
Ontario LTC homes comply with the Ontario Long Term Care Homes Act and are subject to inspections by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
In Ontario, all applications to LTC homes are co-ordinated by individual community Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) who plan, integrate and fund local health care. Depending on current availability, residents have the option of private, semi-private or ward room accommodation.
There are 14 LHINs in Ontario. To locate the LHIN in your region, please visit their website.
Chartwell is a member of the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA). Our LTC homes in Ontario are all voluntarily accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent health reviewer of quality and standards.