Occupancy Target Process

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently made amendments to the Long-Term Care Home Occupancy Targets Policy. This policy provides long-term care homes, with occupancy rates between 90% and 97%, with a process to request rate relief provided the home fulfills the conditions of the policy. Long-term care homes experiencing occupancy challenges in 2014, which may result in missing the 97% target for full funding at maximum resident days, must obtain Erie St. Clair LHIN endorsement to be eligible for 2014 interim funding relief.

To achieve Erie St. Clair LHIN endorsement, long-term care homes must complete the following next steps:

  1. Long-term care homes provide a quarterly report of their occupancy to the LHIN (calendar year quarters). The long-term care homes submits occupancy rates to the Erie St. Clair LHIN
  2. Long-term care homes experiencing low occupancy request a meeting with the Erie St. Clair LHIN and present a plan to address their occupancy challenges
  3. The Erie St. Clair LHIN provides acknowledgement and/or endorsement of the action plan submitted for Long-Term Care Home Occupancy Targets Funding Policy Endorsement Process

Resources:

For occupancy target process forms and materials, click here.