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Resources & Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a specific schedule or minimum number of hours required?

peopleCare Communities is flexible to your schedule and timelines. We appreciate your time and consideration.

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How old do you need to be to volunteer?

peopleCare Communities welcomes everyone from the age of 14 and up.

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How long does it take to apply to be a volunteer?

It takes an average of four to six weeks to become a volunteer.

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What possessions do I bring to a Long Term Care Home?

Most people bring items of a personal nature such as photos, artwork, a favourite afghan or bedspread, etc. Ask the Long Term Care Home you are considering about any specific items you would like to bring.

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How much does it cost to live in a Long Term Care Home?

The cost of living in a Long Term Care Home is mandated by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and is consistent across the province. You can find the current rates on the Ontario Ministry of Health and

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What kinds of services are provided in Long Term Care Homes?

You can expect to receive the following services in a Long Term Care Home:

    shared dining room, TV rooms and other living areas nursing and personal care on a 24-hour basis access to health professionals individual care plan (reviewed
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Are there waiting lists for Long Term Care Homes?

There are significant wait lists for Long Term Care in most areas of the province. The length of your wait is dependent upon which Home and the type of accommodation you have selected.

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How do I move into a Long Term Care Home?

Start by contacting your local Community Care Access Centre (www.healthcareathome.ca) which manages the admission process to Ontario Long Term Care Homes. Your local CCAC will help you every step of the way. CCAC staff will:

    determine
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Where can I learn more about Long Term Care Homes in my area?

Please contact your local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) office.

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Is alcohol served in Retirement Homes / Residences?

It depends on the residence. Many have fully licensed dining rooms, pubs or other areas. Happy hours are very common. Ask at those Homes you are interested in to determine if this is the case.

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