Nursing home care in Canada

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Long-term care facilities in Canada exist under three types: public, subsidized and private. Public and subsidized differ only in their ownership, all other aspects of funding, admission criteria, cost to the individuals are all regulated by the Provincial governments. In Quebec, the regulatory body is the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services.[1] In Ontario, for-profit companies run 57 per cent of long-term care homes, charities run 24 per cent and municipalities 17 per cent.[2]

Private facilities are completely independent from government ownership and funding, they have their own admission criteria. They must maintain certain provincial standards, and they require licensing from the ministry.


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  2. ^ Crawley, Mike (24 October 2017). "Nursing homes 'intending to leave' Toronto over rebuilding costs". CBC News. Retrieved 24 October 2017.