Finding the right mix of home and community support services – or choosing a place that offers the care you are looking for – can take time. You may also find that your circumstances and needs change in the future.
It is always wise to be informed and aware of your options in advance.
This website is designed to provide you with the information you need about the many types and levels of care available in Ontario communities. Here you will find information about:
Home and community support services can help you manage your own care while living at home. You may want to investigate one of these services, or a combination of services. There are four main categories of Home and Community Support Services:
See the Care in Your Home page for more information.
Residential care services provide a place for seniors to live, and offer different types and levels of support. In Ontario, there are three main types of residential care:
the Residences Offering Care page for more information.
Arranging care for yourself or a family member will involve a number of steps. This section of the website describes the process for arranging care, and the role you can play in the process. See the Arranging Care page for more details.
Your local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) can help. CCACs are provincially-funded agencies that provide Long-Term Care information and referral services in your area. The information is provided free of charge. To locate the CCAC nearest you, use our CCAC Locator.
This section outlines how to gather the information you need and select the right service provider for you or your loved one. It also includes a Long-Term Care Home Locator and links to provincial organizations that can help you locate local home and community service providers. See the Finding a Provider page for more details.
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