Long Term Care Rates
The cost of long-term care are shared by the resident and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The government pays for the care, some medications, food and programming you receive, but you must pay for the accommodation costs, as shown below. The accommodation rates are adjusted periodically 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 was deferred to October 1, 2022. Consistent with prior years, an inflationary increase of 2.5% will be applied to the co-payment for basic and preferred accommodation in Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes.
Basic Accommodation Rates
On October 1, 2022, the co-payment that residents pay for basic accommodation in Long-Term Care (LTC) homes will increase by $1.55 per day from $62.18 per day to 63.73 per day, consistent with recent inflationary increases. This will help cover the rising costs of meals and accommodation.
Preferred Accomodation Rates
The maximum charges will also be increasing for residents admitted to newer preferred accommodation beds on or after October 1, 2022. The premium charged for semi-private accommodation will increase by $0.32 from $12.78 to $13.10 per day, and the premium for private accommodation will increase by $0.67 from $26.64 to $27.31 per day.
The attached document contains a table that provides the new rates that will apply as of October 1, 2022, to all types of accommodation based on a resident's date of admission to the bed. Please read here
The table below provides the current rates effective as of July 1, 2019.
Residents who do not have enough annual income to pay for the basic room, the government can help you through a subsidy that will bring the cost down to a level residents can afford. The subsidy is not available to people requesting semi-private or private rooms. Your CCAC Care Coordinator can provide you with information about applying for a rate reduction subsidy. If you are eligible for placement in a long-term care home, you will not be refused because of an inability to pay.
For more information, please visit the The Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Center (MHCCAC) http://healthcareathome.ca/mh/en .