Placement & Costs
A personal care home may be the appropriate care setting when:
- You can no longer remain safely at home even with home care services; and
- The services you need can be provided more effectively, safely and economically in a personal care home.
The application form for personal care home admission is provided by your case coordinator and is signed by you. The form includes medical, nursing and other information about you. Once completed, the application is reviewed to decide whether you are eligible for admission to a personal care home.
There may be a waiting period before you are admitted to the personal care home. During this time, home care services may be provided to you as necessary.
If you require admission immediately or are in hospital awaiting placement, you may be asked to accept placement in a different care facility until you can be admitted to the personal care home of your choice.
All residents of PCHs in Manitoba are required to pay a daily charge (collect monthly), which is set by Manitoba Health. The daily residential charge is determined by an assessment of the annual income of each resident and is re-evaluated by Manitoba Health annually in August.
To calculate the residential charges, please visit the Manitoba Health website.
Applicants admitted to hospital begin paying the residential charge once their application has been approved to the wait list. All individuals waiting placement in hospital must move to the first available appropriate PCH bed in or as close to their home community as possible.
Applicants waiting in the community for a PCH bed begin paying the residential charge on the day they are admitted to any PCH.
There are some charges over and above the residential fee that are the responsibility of the resident.