Urgent Placement in Long Term Care

The time might come when you feel you’ve reached the breaking point, even with home care support in place. When this happens it’s probably time to do something to make sure your health and well-being as the primary caregiver, and your loved one’s, take priority. This isn’t easy, but there are times when it has to be done.

If you are at the point where you are no longer able to safely manage your loved one’s care needs, if you become seriously sick or injured, or your care recipient has become violent, you can contact Continuing Care and ask for an urgent placement in a Long-Term Care facility. Most caregivers dread having to go that route. However, it’s important for you to understand how this option works if you need it. We encourage you to ask your Care Coordinator or speak to Continuing Care to address your concerns and find out what’s involved in starting the process.

Please be aware that the reason or reasons behind an urgent placement request might mean your person won’t be able to remain in their home community.

The Continuing Care Facility Placement Policy describes this and other situations in more detail.