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Room Rates

The accommodation rates for all Long Term Care Homes are set annually by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in July.

The full pay room rates as of July 1, 2023 are listed below:
Room Type Monthly Rate
Private Room Accommodation: $2838.49
Basic Accommodation: $1986.62
Respite Care: $42.28/day


Subsidy may be available

Under the Long-Term Care Homes Act 2007, residents accommodated in a Basic long-stay bed may apply to receive a reduction in his/her co-payment. The determination is made based on the year prior’s Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue (CRA). Residents with reduced rates expire June 30 each year and must apply for a new rate reduction approval by July 30 in order to have a new reduced rate effective July 1.

For more information about rate reduction, contact the Finance Office at 613-731-0094 extension 227.

Benefits Available

Residents who require subsidization may be entitled to financial assistance from one or more government programs.

All people 65 years and older are entitled to Old Age Security (OAS). Additional benefits that can be applied for are:

  • Guaranteed Annual Income Supplement (GAINS) – provincial
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) – federal

Comfort Allowance

When a resident receives a reduction in the accommodation rate, the government ensures that a certain amount of the money they receive is retained by them for monthly spending money. This is called a Comfort Allowance and is approximately $149/month.

Teena has recently taken on a new role as Coordinator of Quality Improvement at St. Pat’s.  Teena brings with her over 25 years experience as a senior manager of community based long-term care services. Prior to joining St. Pat’s she held the position of Executive Director of The In Community, a multi service agency meeting the needs of adults living in the community with significant physical disabilities.  Teena is excited to begin contributing to the ongoing successes of St. Pat's Home.

Teena Tomlinson

Coordinator of Quality Improvement, St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa