Important links

Below are a number of resources we've compiled that may be of assistance. To find out more about the long-term care home application process and who to call to request an assessment, click here.

A Place for Mom
Resources to help seniors and families find appropriate care.

Advance Care Planning Guide

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO)
First announced by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 2011, BSO’s mandate is to reinvent the system of care for seniors across Ontario, their families and caregivers who live and cope with responsive behaviours associated with dementia, mental illness, addictions and other neurological conditions.

Better Seniors' Care: It's Time
Get involved with Ontario Long Term Care Association's public advocacy campaign and help us make change happen.

Canadian Alliance of Long Term Care (CALTC)
CALTC is a national organization comprised of provincial associations and long-term care providers that deliver publicly-funded health care services for seniors across Canada. CALTC members also represent care providers delivering home support services and care for younger disabled adults. Our CEO, Candace Chartier, is the current Chair of CALTC.

Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI): Your Health System

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA)

Canadian Pensioners Concerned

Care Watch

Community Care Access Centres (CCAC)

Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care

Dementia Resources for Primary Care

Health Quality Ontario - Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care

Health Quality Ontario - Quality Compass for Long-Term Care
Quality Compass is a comprehensive tool designed to support leaders and care providers as they work to improve health care performance in Ontario. Quality Compass is centered around priority health care topics with a focus on best practices, change ideas linked with indicators, targets and measures, and tools and resources to bridge gaps in care and improve the uptake of best practices.

Long-Term Care Home Compliance and Inspection Reports

Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety
Established in 2011 in response to media reports of incidents of abuse and neglect in long-term care homes and the potential underreporting of these incidents, the task force is independent of government and has broad representation from across the sector. Its mandate is to develop an action plan that examines and addresses the factors contributing to incidents of abuse or neglect in long-term care homes with the goal of helping to prevent these incidents.

Mesothelioma Group / Treat Mesothelioma 
Mesothelioma is a cancer that affects the thin membrane protecting several of the body’s most important organs, including the lungs, abdomen and heart. It is caused by asbestos, and can take decades from the point of exposure to develop, making it a common type of cancer in the elderly.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Investigation and Enforcement Unit

Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC)

Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS)

Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils (OARC)

Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI)

Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA)

Ontario Home Care Association (OHCA)

Ontario Family Councils’ Program (FCP)

Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks – Aging at Home Strategy

Ontario Long Term Care Physicians

Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA)

Ontario Provincial Police – Seniors Assistance Team

Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat

Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens’ Organizations

Osteoporosis Canada: 2015 Recommendations for Fracture Prevention in Long-Term Care

Person-centred Care 
The Alzheimer Society of Canada has identified 7 key elements of person-centred care for people with dementia in long-term care facilities.

Preventing and Responding to Abuse in Long-Term Care Facilities

Research Institute for Aging

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)

RNAO's Nursing Orientation E-resource for Long Term Care 

Service Canada – Canada Pension Plan

Service Canada – Old Age Security Program

Top Tips for Do-it-Yourself Home Safety

United Senior Citizens of Ontario