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Choosing a long-term care home

When choosing a long-term care home, we encourage you to take some time to think about what is important to you in your home environment. Then check out the different long-term care homes, average wait times, and services available at each care home to find the best match for you.

Where to start

Other tools to help you decide

Visit & tour

When you have narrowed the search to your top few choices, contact the care home(s) directly to arrange a tour. The homes typically have policies about tours and pre-admission visits. These policies are developed to protect the privacy and dignity of people living there.

Please do not drop by and expect a staff member to provide a tour. You need to contact the home first and arrange a convenient time to visit so that staff are available to show you around and provide an overview of the services that are available. You may also want to take a family member or trusted friend with you when you visit.

When you visit, ask for a copy of the admissions contract/agreement that describes the care and accommodation that is available. The agreement should also describe the costs of available services as well as any extra charges that may apply for special additional services (e.g., hairdressing, dental check up, podiatry).

Map of long-term care homes

Scroll down for a list of our long-term care homes. Click on the listings for more details and photos. 

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