In order to be admitted to these homes you must be assessed as appropriate by staff of the regional health authority.
To determine if you are eligible for a subsidy toward the cost of your living arrangement a financial assessment is also conducted by staff of the regional health authority. This assessment is an income test and is used to figure out the amount of money you will contribute, if any, towards the cost of your care and accommodations.
The income test is based on the Net Income reported in your Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment on Line 236. All individuals approved for a financial subsidy will get to keep a minimum of $150 per month from their monthly income for personal use.
For information on how to apply for long-term care facilities or personal care homes contact your regional health authority.