Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Placement Co-ordination Services, Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

  • Home Support and Accommodations

One of the key functions of CCACs is to determine eligibility and authorize admissions to long-term care facilities (nursing homes and municipal and charitable homes for the aged).

The functions of placement co-ordination services (PCS) are to:

  • Determine eligibility for admission to long-term care facilities
  • Assist in finding community-based alternatives where they exist and are appropriate to an individual's needs
  • Assist during the admission process to ensure the admission is in keeping with the person's preferences
  • Authorize admission to long-term care facilities
  • Determine priorities for admission and manage the waiting list for short and long-term stay long-term care facility admission

All persons requesting admission to a long-term care facility must apply to the CCAC placement co-ordination services to have their eligibility determined.

A person cannot by admitted to a long-term care facility unless he/she consents to the admission. If the person is not capable of making a decision regarding admission, the consent of a substitute decision-maker is required.

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Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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