Eligibility for Admission to a Long-Term Care Home

All persons seeking admission to Fairhaven must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have valid health insurance
  • Be unable to have their needs met in their existing residence by community or other services
  • Have needs that may be appropriately served by Fairhaven


  1. The person seeking admission and/or representative (e.g., power of attorney) must first contact the Central East Community Care Access Centre, Peterborough (see contact information below).
  2. If a person is deemed eligible by the Central East Community Care Access Centre, the person and/or representative is asked to select three Homes of their choice, of which Fairhaven can be one.
  3. During the selection process, the person and/or representative may wish to tour Fairhaven. Call 705-743-4265 to arrange for an appointment.
  4. When a suitable room becomes available at Fairhaven, the person will receive a “bed offer” from their Access Centre. The person and/or representative may view the specific room as part of the decision-making process.
  5. If the person and/or representative accepts the bed, then the Access Centre coordinates the details of admission.

You can get additional information about this process from the Central East – Community Care Access Centre, Peterborough:

Central East Community Care Access Centre, Peterborough
700 Clonsilla Ave.
Suite 202
Peterborough, ON
K9J 5Y3

Phone: 1-705-743-2212
Toll-free: 1-888-235-7222
Fax: 1-705-743-9559 
TTY: 1-705-743-7939