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

AdvantAge Ontario

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.

Bereavement Authority of Ontario: Guide to Death Care in Ontario

Better Seniors' Care
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)

Care Watch

Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care

Dementia Resources for Primary Care

Health Shared Services Ontario

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.

Helping Alzheimer’s Sufferers Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Caregivers

Long-Term Care Home Finder Tool & 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 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 Clinicians

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.

Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
A helpful guide, though developed for Americans, with tips to make your home dementia-friendly.

Preventing and Responding to Abuse in Long-Term Care Facilities

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Research Institute for Aging

Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)

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

Service Canada – Canada Pension Plan

Service Canada – Old Age Security Program

Shield My Senior is a resource for senior citizens and caregivers which includes how-to articles, resources, and tools to support caregivers and help seniors live a long, dignified, and independent life. 

The Complete Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling

Top Tips for Do-it-Yourself Home Safety

Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Disabilities
Although American-based, this site offers helpful tips for travelling with seniors who have physical and/or cognitive impairments.

United Senior Citizens of Ontario