All resident rooms have an ensuite washroom and are furnished with a bed, night table, clothes closet, and chair. We encourage residents and families to decorate the room with personal items as well.
Long Term Accommodation:
The O’Neill Centre is a 162-bed home offering three types of long term accommodation; these include Private and Semi-Private.
|Type of Accommodation
|# of Beds
|Private or Shared
Short Stay Accommodation:
Short Stay refers to temporary stay at a Home. The O’Neill Centre offers the following Short Stay accommodation:
|Type of Short Stay
|Maximum Length of Stay*
|Respite Care Program
|Provides the caregiver with a break from caregiving duties
|60 continuous days, or
90 days in a calendar year
*The HCCSS can extend a resident’s stay up to 60 days if certain circumstances are met.
The cost of long term care accommodation is regulated by the Ministry of Long Term Care (MLTC). The amount paid by a resident for their long term care home accommodation is called a “co-payment”. These rates are reviewed annually by the MLTC and are standardized across Ontario. A breakdown of the current rates is available on the MLTC website or by clicking here.
If the resident’s income is not sufficient to pay for the Basic Accommodation rate, a subsidy is available to reduce their accommodation rate. Subsidies are only available for Basic Accommodation. To determine eligibility, the current Notice of Assessment from Revenue Canada must be submitted to the Home. Applications for the rate reduction subsidy must be submitted on an annual basis. A renewal reminder is sent out annually by the Bookkeeper thirty days prior to the renewal date.
If a resident is moving into a long term care home and their spouse requires financial assistance to remain in his or her home, there is a government benefit called “Spousal Reunification” for people with lower incomes or couples who have to live separately. Applications for the Spousal Reunification benefit must be submitted annually. A reminder is sent out each year by the Bookkeeper regarding re-applying for this benefit.
The O’Neill Centre also offers some services for residents which are subject to charges above the monthly accommodation rate. These services are called “Unfunded Services”. The use of these services is optional and must be signed for on an annual basis.
Examples of unfunded services are:
- preferred accommodation
- transportation costs to appointments / clinics
- medications not covered under the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan
- medication dispensing fee
- private companion service
- foot care services
- dentistry services
- hairdressing services
- personal wheelchair maintenance/purchase
- dry cleaning
- glasses, hearing aids
- meals outside the Home
- special activities above and beyond our regular programming
- telephone connections and monthly fees
- cable television connections and monthly fees
- newspaper delivery
- internet connection and monthly fees