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Government Programs and Subsidies for Assisted Living in Ontario
There are no provincial subsidies available for private Assisted Living facilities, but Ontario does offer several financial aid programs for seniors. Low-income seniors who are CPP recipients are eligible to apply for assistance via the Guaranteed Annual Income System, while retirees with long-term disabilities may qualify for up to 75% off the purchase price of any assistive device which relates to their condition.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funds Supportive Housing programs for seniors. Such programs are usually run by non-profit organizations and seniors can receive free assisted living services, however they are still responsible to pay for their own rent, food and clothing. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, contact your local housing authority.