The Ontario Long Term Care Association represents nearly 70% of the province’s long-term care homes. 

Our diverse members provide a unified platform for the changes we need to transform the long-term care system for Ontario’s seniors. We look forward to working with government and our health partners to bring this vision to fruition for our seniors, their caregivers, and families.

The issues

Long-term care homes provide affordable housing, individualized supports and a caring environment for people living with conditions such as later stage dementia or severe stroke. Ontario’s long-term care homes are proud of the high-quality care they offer residents. But the sector faces three urgent challenges in meeting the growing complex needs of Ontario’s elderly citizens.

Stabilizing operating funding

Providing safe, quality care for residents means long-term care homes need a stable, predictable funding model.

Building and redevelopment

The Ontario government has made historic commitments to rebuild outdated homes and to create new spaces to meet the growing population of seniors. Many homes, however, face impediments to construction and redevelopment.

Addressing the staffing crisis

If long-term care homes do not have the staff needed to continue providing safe, quality care, they will never be able to operate with stability.

Our 2024 Provincial Budget Submission

Our submission focuses on crucial foundational issues affecting long-term care and the support and investments needed to meet the needs of seniors now and in the future.

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Action Plan to Support our Frail Elderly

Collectively, with leaders across the health sectors, we have identified existing solutions that can be expanded to support seniors’ care for our growing, elderly population.