May 26, 2021- Deferral of LTC Co-Payment Increase
NEW: May 26, 2021 - Deferral of LTC Co-Payment Increase
During the pandemic, our government wants residents of long-term care homes and their families to focus on care and comfort, not money. That’s why Ontario is extending the freeze on the annual rate increase to the long-term care resident co-payment scheduled for July 1, 2021 until January 1, 2022.
The Ontario government will ensure that long-term care homes will not lose any revenue resulting from this deferral. The government will fully fund the level of care increases that would have been collected from basic accommodation co-payments. In addition, the government will compensate for the preferred accommodation premium increases that would have been applicable during the deferral period.
Residents who are currently on the LTC Rate Reduction Program will not be impacted by this deferral as their reduced rate is based on what they can afford. Residents will be required to reapply when the current Rate Reduction cycle expires on June 30, 2021.
Please see the attached bulletin for more details on the applicable copayment rates: