GOVERNMENT-SUBSIDIZED NURSING HOMES
How Nursing Homes are organized and administered
Nursing homes (called Continuing Care Facilities) in Yukon are residential long term care facilities that provide accommodation, supervisory care, personal care and nursing and medical services on a 24-hour basis. There are 3 Nursing Homes in Yukon.
Assessment, waiting lists and admission into a nursing home are managed by the Admissions Coordinator at the Continuing Care branch of the Department of Health & Social Services.
Eligibility/Requirements for Admission
To be eligible for admission into nursing homes a client must:
- be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada,
- be a resident of Yukon for a minimum of 1 year,
- have been assessed as needing a nursing home level of care.
There is no income or asset test.
The daily government set rate is from $35. The daily rate is set by the facility and it varies within the government set fee range. The nursing home fee is not based on income or accommodation.