Ministry Reports

Report of a Study to Review Levels of Service and Responses to Need in a Sample of Ontario Long Term Care Facilities and Selected Comparators


The provision of appropriate, high quality services that can enhance independence and quality of life for the frail elderly is one of the most important challenges facing health policy makers around the globe. One of the cornerstones of care for the elderly is the provision of appropriate long-term care (LTC).

Ontario's long-term care programs provide services and support to individuals in their home and community as well as facility based care for those whose needs can best be met in a long-term care facility. Nursing homes and homes for the aged are available for people who are not able to live independently in their own homes and who require a 24-hour nursing service to be available to meet their nursing and personal care needs.

Since 1993, when the current system for identifying funding levels for Ontario LTC was introduced, dramatic changes have occurred and more are proposed for Ontario's health system. Many of those changes have had, and continue to have, a significant influence on the delivery of long-term care services in the province.

The complete Executive Summary, Report and Appendices are available for download at the links below.

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Full Report
Long-Term Care Level of Service Study
107 pages | 509 kb | PDF format

Appendix 2 : Sampling Frame
2 pages | 200 kb | PDF format

Appendix 6 : Tables 1-6
6 pages | 346 kb | PDF format

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January 2001

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