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.
Berkshire Care Centre offers three types of long term accommodation; these include Private, Semi-Private, and Basic.
|Type of Accommodation||# of Beds||Bathroom|
|Basic||3 or 4||Shared|
Short Stay refers to temporary stay at a Home. Wellington Park Care Centre offers the following Short Stay accommodation:
|Type of Short Stay||Description||Maximum Length of Stay|
|“Back to Home” Convalescent Care Program||Helps the resident to regain strength and confidence, usually following a stay in a hospital||90 continuous days, or
90 days in a calendar year
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 or by clicking here.
If the resident’s income is not sufficient to pay for the Basic Accommodation rate, a subsidy is available to reduce their accommodation rate. Subsidies are only available for Basic Accommodation. To determine eligibility, the current Notice of Assessment from Revenue Canada must be submitted to the Home. Applications for the rate reduction subsidy must be submitted on an annual basis. A renewal reminder is sent out annually by the Business Manager thirty days prior to the renewal date.
If a resident is moving into a long term care home and their spouse requires financial assistance to remain in his or her home, there is a government benefit called “Involuntary Separation” for people with lower incomes or couples who have to live separately. Applications for the Involuntary Separation benefit must be submitted annually.
Berkshire Care Centre also offers some services for residents which are subject to charges above the monthly accommodation rate. These services are called “Unfunded Services”. The use of these services is optional and must be signed for on an annual basis.
Examples of unfunded services are:
- preferred accommodation
- transportation costs to appointments / clinics
- medications not covered under the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan
- medication dispensing fee
- private companion service
- foot care services
- dentistry services
- hairdressing services
- personal wheelchair maintenance/purchase
- dry cleaning
- glasses, hearing aids
- meals outside the Home
- special activities above and beyond our regular programming
- telephone connections and monthly fees
- cable television connections and monthly fees
- newspaper delivery
- internet connection and monthly fees