All resident rooms have an ensuite washroom and are furnished with a bed, night table, clothes closet, and chair. We encourage residents and families to decorate the room with personal items as well.


Accommodation Types


There are three types of rooms. These vary among the homes due to the physical design of the facilities.


Standard (Basic): There are one and in some cases two beds per room with a shared washroom.
Semi-Private: There is a room with one bed connected to another room with one bed by an ensuite washroom.
Private: Private rooms have one bed per room with a private ensuite washroom.


Despite these definitions the home may designate any of the above rooms as standard (basic) accommodation.


Accommodation Rates & Rate Reductions


Annually, the Province of Ontario sets accommodation rates for basic, semi-private and private accommodation. The rate for basic accommodation will be paid by persons financially able to pay this fee.


Government financial assistance programs may be available to assist residents whose income will not cover the payment for basic accommodation. Arrangements for financial assistance must be done while making admission arrangements.   If the resident is not able to pay the basic fee from their income and wish to apply for a rate reduction, the monthly rate will be determined from the resident’s previous year’s “Notice of Assessment” received from Revenue Canada.


Applicants for a Rate Reduction may request additional information from the home’s Administration Office. A copy of the applicant’s Income Tax Notice of Assessment is to be provided to the Home’s Administration Office upon admission.


All resident financial information is held in the strictest confidence. Residents who are applying for semi-private or private accommodation are required to enter into an Accommodation Agreement for the preferred accommodation. Please note that only Basic Accommodation may be eligible for a Rate Reduction.

Short Stay Accommodation:

Short Stay refers to temporary stay at a Home. Kenora District Homes offers the following Short Stay accommodation:


Type of Short Stay Description Maximum Length of Stay*
Respite Care Program Provides the caregiver with a break from caregiving duties 60 continuous days, or
90 days in a calendar year

*The Northwest LHIN can extend a resident’s stay up to 60 days if certain circumstances are met.

The cost of long term care accommodation is regulated by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). The amount paid by a resident for their long-term care home accommodation is called a “co-payment”. These rates are reviewed annually by the MOHLTC and are standardized across Ontario. A breakdown of the current rates is available on the MOHLTC website.

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