One cannot apply to Hillel Lodge directly.

All applications for Long Term Care Homes must go through an Ontario government agency called the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), formerly called the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). The branch covering the Ottawa region is called the Champlain LHIN. Their phone number is 613-745-5525.

LHIN's were created in 2006, with the mandate to plan, fund and integrate health care services for more efficient care in their regions. The LHIN provides information and coordinate access for those seeking care either for themselves, or helping relatives, and friends find the most suitable care options.  Depending on the professional evaluation by LHIN staff members based on prescribed criteria, Hillel Lodge or any long-term care facility may or may not be recommended. If not, other options will be discussed with you.

If the LHIN determines that a long-term care home best meets a person's needs, the application process begins, under the guidance of the LHIN. It is important to note that even if you prefer to be in Hillel Lodge and are eager to be admitted, it may be advisable to consider additional  applications to other long-term care facilities. There is no getting around this important fact: Hillel Lodge and other Homes have waiting lists of various lengths and wait times.

For advice and direction regarding admissions, please feel free to contact our Director of Social Work, Program and Support Services, Lisa Rossman at 613-728-3900 Ext. 114, or our Social Service Worker, Linda Yeung at 613-728-3900, ext. 790. Tours are available by appointment on Tuesday and Thursdays at 2:00 pm. However, it is also important to remember that there is no secret formula, no preferred list, for anyone to be admitted to our facility. At the same time, here is some practical advice that could assist one's admission.


*An important point to consider.  There are 3 options for accomodation.  1. Private  2. Semi-Private  3. Basic

In Long Term Care, there are no private baths or showers in the resident's room.  Baths and showers are located in a special bathing area on each Unit. 

A Private Room means having one's own bedroom and a private two-piece (sink and toilet) washroom.

A Semi-Private Room means having one's own bedroom and sharing a linked bathroom with another resident.

A Basic Room means two people sharing a larger bedroom and a washroom.


While most people select only one type of room, there is no doubt that this could make the wait considerably longer. When making your accommodation choice on the application form, it is strongly recommended that you consider choosing all 3 accommodation choices if financially feasible.

Once you have been admitted to Hillel Lodge, there is an internal waiting list for your first choice of accommodation. We control that list, not a government agency. Time-wise, applying for all 3 room choices is, all things considered, your best and most logical option.


For more information on LHINs and the admission process for Long-Term Care Homes please  call 613-745-5525 or visit:

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