Payment Structure of Long Term Care Homes
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) provides funding for Homes. The amount paid by residents for their Long-Term Care Home accommodation is called a "co-payment".
Types of Stay in an Ottawa Long Term Care Home
There are two different terms used to define the length a person stays in a Home:
1. Long Stay refers to permanent accommodations for an indefinite period of time.
2. Short Stay refers to temporary stays at a Home.
•There are three types of short stay, the maximum number of days a person can stay for respite is 60 continuous or 90 in a calendar year, for convalescent care it is 90 continuous days or in a calendar year, and for an interim bed it is 120 consecutive days for the first period. This allows the CCAC’s to extend a resident’s stay up to 60 days if certain circumstances are met.
•The short-stay respite care program provides a caregiver with a break from caregiving duties.
•The convalescent care program helps the resident to regain strength and confidence, usually following a stay in a hospital.
•The interim bed program provides a short stay interim bed for a patient who was residing in the hospital but needs long term care. The patient will wait for the bed of their choice in the interim bed.
Things to Know About Ottawa Long Term Care