Seniors who wish to enter any Long Term Care Home in Ontario must be processed through a Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) who carries out a needs assessment to ensure the applicant meets the conditions to qualify to be admitted to a Home. The government legislated eligibility criteria include the following:
- applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
- applicant is an insured person under the Health Insurance Act.
- applicant meets at least one of the following criteria:
- requires nursing care to be available on-site 24 hours a day;
- requires assistance each day with activities of daily living;
- requires on-site supervision or monitoring at frequent intervals throughout the day to ensure his/her safety or well-being;
- is at risk of being financially, emotionally or physically harmed if applicant lives in his/her residence;
- is at risk of suffering harm due to environmental conditions which cannot be resolved if person lives in his/her residence;
- may harm someone if the applicant lives in his/her residence.
- none of the publicly funded community based services available to the applicant while the applicant lives in his/her residence (or in the areas to which the applicant plans to move) and none of the other care-giving, support or companionship arrangements available to the applicant while the applicant lives in his/her residence (or areas to which the applicant plans to move) are sufficient, in any combination, to meet the applicant’s requirements;
- applicant’s care requirements can be met in the Long Term Care Home.
Heidehof further requires that the applicant can be adequately cared for based on information supplied to Heidehof as at the date of admission and in relation to the physical plan, staff levels, staff expertise and financial resources at Heidehof’s disposal.
Heidehof has 62 basic beds (a room with two residents sharing the same room and one washroom serving both residents); 20 semi-private beds (a room with one resident sharing a washroom with one other resident living in an adjoining room); and 24 private beds (a room with one resident with its own exclusive washroom). Resident rooms are located within one of three “houses” each of which has its own Nursing Station, Dining Room, Activity Lounges and service areas. Houses range in size from 32 beds to 38 beds.
Rates for accommodation are set by the Ministry of Health and Long term Care and are currently capped at the following rates: