Find information on long-term care in Yukon

There are 4 long-term care homes in Yukon. Copper Ridge Place, Thomson Centre and Whistle Bend Place are located in Whitehorse. McDonald Lodge provides care services in Dawson City.

Referrals

Referrals for admission to long-term care can be accepted from any source. This can include:

  • the applicant themselves;
  • an applicant's family or caregiver; or
  • an applicant's professional health-care provider.

Eligibility and admission

Referrals are screened for eligibility. Applicants are assessed before they're admitted into a long-term care home. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have a valid Yukon health care insurance card;
  • have an assessed need to live in long-term care; 
  • be legally allowed to live in in Canada; and
  • have resided in Yukon for:
    • 12 consecutive months; or
    • 10 consecutive years in their lifetime; and
    • not resided outside of Yukon for more than 10 consecutive years.

To have your physician refer you to the continuing care facilities or day program

  1. Fill out the Continuing care facility or community day program referral form.
  2. Submit the form.
    Fax: 867-456-6744

Cost

The Financial Administration act determines room and board in long-term care facilities. Room and board costs $1,217 per month, or $40 per day for eligible residents. Day charges will only be used if a resident stay is shorter than 1 month.

The cost for non-eligible residents is $509 per day. This day charge applies until the resident has lived in Yukon for 12 consecutive months.

This fee does not include:

  • cable;
  • telephone; or
  • internet service.

Residents are also responsible for their own:

  • clothing;
  • toiletries;
  • incidentals; and
  • some medications.

Payment methods and options are covered in detail during the admissions process.

Contact: 

For more information, email hss-cc-admissions@yukon.ca or phone 867-393-6366.