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Date updated: November 27, 2017

long term care

This is a big step and it can happen fast. Seniors NL offers information and resources for family and friends of seniors where long term care becomes a reality. Whether you need services, support, information or resources, we are here to help.

Canadian Long-Term Care Insurance is a consumer resource centre for Long Term Care (LTC) education and insurance coverage. We are insurance licensed specialists dedicated to helping consumers determine if they need LTC insurance, assisting them to secure freedom of choice for care, and finding the absolute best value for their insurance dollars.  
Long-term care options are available to individuals depending on their care needs. Review the:
  • Long Term Care Information Booklet for residents and families (and determine how to give comments and other feedback on long term care)
  • Philosophy of care in long term care
  • First Link Education Series (publication of Alzheimer Society NL
  • Provincial Review Report on Long Term Care.
Three long-term care options are available to individuals depending on their care needs:
  • Personal care homes -  for-profit businesses that usually provide a lower level of nursing and personal care to residents than Nursing homes.
  • Nursing homes - Long Term Care Facilities
  • Protective Community Residences
Admission to long-term care facilities is taken care of by the office of placement services through a single-entry system.
Questions often asked by people who have to be away from work for a short time (temporarily) to provide care or support to a family member who is seriously ill with a high risk of death within 26 weeks.
Questions often asked by people who are thinking of moving into a Long Term Care Facility (Nursing Home) or Personal Care Homes (owned by private businesses). Nursing homes generally provide higher level of nursing and personal care to residents  
Created by Public Safety Canada, this site offers practical advice on how to prepare your home or workplace for potential emergency situations such as earthquakes, storms or other disasters. Get Prepared includes a downloadable emergency preparedness guide. There are English and French versions of the site
Labrador-Grenfell Health long term care services include:
  • Regional assessment and placement
  • Recreational therapy
  • Planning and direction for long term care beds in St. Anthony, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador City, and Forteau
There is a single point of entry.
Seniors often call asking for information that will help them stay in their home or move. The government of NL funds the Regional Health Authorities to subsidize a variety of options available to eligible seniors. These residential options include: Long-Term Care [Nursing Home] Facilities and Personal Care Homes
The Provincial Advisory Council on Aging and Seniors (PACAS) is a volunteer council of thirteen individuals from throughout the province. PACAS advises and informs the Provincial Government on issues, concerns, and requirements of older adults. The Council ensures that the Provincial Government considers the perspective of older adults when developing current and future policies for service delivery. Council provides a strong voice for seniors in the development of programs and services that support independence and well-being. Email:
The Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador provides general information and education about the law to all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, with the intent of increasing access to resources, information and justice.

PLIAN has developed a number of publications about many different areas of the law: Wills and Estates; Family Law; Criminal Law; Other Areas of Law; Links and Resources

NEW: Check out PLIAN's  Family law Form Builder
People wishing to get home supports services or to apply for Admission to Long Term Residential Care must have a Financial Assessment (review). Depending upon a person’s income (how much money you make), Assets like cash on hand or bank accounts, and Expenses like basic living allowance, or rent/mortgage he or she may be required to pay towards the cost of services. Western Health may provide a subsidy towards the overall cost.

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