Types of Care
Long-term care homes provide 24/7 nursing care and supervision, primary medical care, help with daily activities and interests, and a safe, caring home environment. While many residents in long-term care are over 65 years of age, we also see individuals as young as 18 being admitted to long-term care in Ontario.
As part of the health care system in Ontario, long-term care homes are licensed and funded by the Ministry of Long-Term Care to provide care for people who need a level of support beyond what is possible at home. Residents pay an accommodation fee to the long-term care home. The government sets the rate for resident fees and provides subsidies for residents as needed.
Home and Community Care determines who is eligible to be admitted to long-term care, and they also manage the wait lists for all residences provincially. Each home is granted a license to operate by the provincial government. Homes are required to follow the requirements of the Fixing Long-Term Care Homes Act, one of the most stringent pieces of nursing home legislation in the world.
A retirement home, also called a retirement residence or senior home, is a privately paid residence where a community of seniors live. Residents can choose to enjoy a fully independent lifestyle or have some care and personalized services. Retirement homes are best suited for individuals who want to maintain an independent lifestyle but may need a bit more support with their daily living activities.
Unlike long-term care homes, retirement homes don’t usually provide 24-hour nursing care, but can provide services such as meals, assistance with bathing, administering medicine, or access to a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
You can choose your retirement home and wait lists depend on the individual home. There is flexibility to choose your type of suite, the services you need and the activities you want to participate in.
Retirement homes are regulated by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority in accordance with the Retirement Homes Act. Retirement homes must have a written tenancy agreement with each resident that includes a list of care services, meals and accommodation to be provided by the retirement home, and the cost the resident must pay for these services.
In New Brunswick
Our properties in Atlantic Canada offer an array of services from Independent Living to Licensed Special Care Beds.
In our retirement homes, residents can choose to enjoy a fully independent lifestyle or have some care and personalized services. These residences are best suited for individuals wanting to maintain an independent lifestyle while needing some support with their daily living activities. All care and accommodation in independent living is paid for by the residents with no funding from provincial or federal governments.
You can choose your independent living residence and wait lists depend on the individual home. There is flexibility to choose your type of suite, the services you need and the activities you want to participate in.
Special Care Homes have trained staff on site 24 hours a day. The staff can offer help with personal care such as getting dressed or bathroom activities like bathing and toileting. Meals, help with medication and housekeeping services are provided by the Special Care Home, as well as social and recreational programming.
Special Care Homes in New Brunswick are privately owned; however Social Development is responsible for licensing and inspecting the homes annually. Special Care Homes are required to follow the department’s Standards and Procedures for Adult Residential Facilities.
If you think a Special Care Home might be an option for you or a loved one, please reach out to the Department of Social Development. A trained Social Worker will assess your need for care & services and help you with your application to a Special Care Home. Please contact a residence directly for further information on subsidy eligibility and amounts.
Source: Social Supports New Brunswick