Long-Term Care Homes

Long-Term Care Homes are provincially funded and regulated residential care organizations sometimes also known as nursing homes, municipal homes for the aged and charitable homes for the aged. Long-Term Care Homes are subject to the provisions of the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 which promotes a restorative care philosophy to which occupational therapists have much to offer. LTC Homes are required to provide access to needed occupational therapy services. Typically, such services are accessed through independent contracts with private OTs, under the provisions of a contract with a Designated Physiotherapy Clinic or through services made available through your Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Official Documents

  • OSOT Responses to Draft LTC Homes Act and Regulations
    • December 15, 2004 (pdf
    • January 19, 2007 (pdf
    • March 28, 2008 (pdf)
    • June 5, 2009 (pdf)
    • October 15, 2009 (pdf)
  • Contributions to an Innovations Strategy for Long-Term Care in Ontario, October 24, 2011 Appendices (pdf)

Practice Resources

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