All rates are set annually by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MHLTC). The July 1, 2019 rates for all long-term care homes in Ontario are:
Basic (ward) - $1,891.31 per month ($62.18 a day)
Accommodates two residents and includes a shared bathroom
Semi-private - $2,280.04 per month ($74.96 a day)
Provides a private room with a shared bathroom
Private - $2,701.61 per month ($88.62 a day)
Accommodates one resident and include a private bathroom
Short Stay Residents - $88.62 a day
Note: Based on the "Notice of Assessment" from Revenue Canada for the previous year, residents in basic accommodations may apply for a rate reduction. Semi-private and private accommodations are not eligible for a rate reduction.
Rate Reduction Information Bulletin for 2021-2022
Residents who received Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) COVID-19 Top-Up Income in 2020 will require a GAINS Rate Statement letter in order for this income to be excluded as a one-time exemption from the annual net income calculation for the purposes of calculating the annual rate reduction for the period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. This income was a temporary increase to the GAINS payments between April 2020 and September of 2020.
For residents that received this income and wishing to exclude the amounts from their 2020 net income, please contact the Ministry of Finance by telephone at 1-866-668-8297 to request a GAINS Rate Statement Letter. Or request by writing to:
Ministry of Finance - GAINS
33 King Street West 4th Floor, Oshawa, ON L1H 8H5
Only the resident, their Power of Attorney (POA) or designated representative (i.e. family members or friend) may request a GAINS Rate Statement Letter and will be asked a number of questions to verify their identity. The GAINS benefit increase is the only COVID-19 benefit increase that requires action to be excluded.
We strongly encourage you to submit the supporting documents to exclude the GAINS benefit increase, as it will result in a more favourable Rate Reduction calculation. Please note that this means that residents wishing to exclude the GAINS benefit increase CANNOT use Automated Income Verification (AIV) to fill out their applications this year.
We offer 5 floors of resident living space with 10 home-like neighbourhoods.
- Family Room
- Activity Area
- Tub/Shower Room
- Nursing Centre
- Outdoor Terrace and Balconies
- Dining Room and Sunroom with a spectacular courtyard and river view
- Electric bed with over-head lift capabilities
- Three (3) drawer side table
- One (1) chair
- Glass front wooden memory box at the entrance of each resident's room for displaying personal items
- Cable, internet and telephone service available in every room (fees apply)
Need more information?
If you are considering Riverview Gardens and would like more information, please contact our Admissions Coordinator at 519-352-4823 x 6146.
Apply for Admission
To apply for admission to Riverview Gardens, contact the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) at 519-436-2222.
When the LHIN makes a bed offer to an applicant, the individual or family member has 24 hours to accept. If the offer is declined, the applicant is taken off all waitlists and must begin the application process again.