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Nursing Services

The Nursing Department, under the direction and supervision of the Director of Nursing, consists of a Medical Director, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and nursing students.

Registered Nurses are on duty at the Homes twenty-four hours a day. The nursing department is responsible for the direct nursing care of the residents. The goal of the nursing department is to assist the residents and help them achieve and maintain their highest levels of independence. Each resident is given the opportunity to participate in the planning of his/her personal care according to the individual’s level of desire and ability and this is reflected in the resident’s individual care plan.

When appropriate, the Clinical Care Coordinator arranges Hospice Care and initiates the Palliative Care Program called "End of Life". This is a program designed to ensure a comfortable transition for the resident and their family members and friends.

We are very proud to say that Both Gateway Haven and Brucelea Haven are Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Spotlight Organization designates beginning in 2017. This means that all staff are committed to providing residents with the best possible care using evidence-based best practices.

Long Term Care

There are two Long Term Care facilities proudly operated by the County of Bruce—Gateway Haven located in Wiarton, Ontario and Brucelea Haven of Walkerton, Ontario.

Brucelea Haven

41 McGivern Street West
PO Box 1600
Walkerton ON N0G 2V0

brucelea haven aerial photo

44.12121, -81.154268

Gateway Haven

671 Frank Street
Wiarton ON N0H 2T0

gateway haven aerial photo

44.7406048, -81.1280473

Long Term Care

Nursing Services

Direct nursing care , Hospice care, Palliative Care Program

Volunteering at the Homes

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General Information and Other Services Provided

Foot Care, T.V., Seamstress, Dental, Hairstylist, Medical, Newspapers, Optometrist, Expenses, Pharmacy, Recreational Activities, Massage Therapy, Transportation, WiFi

Environmental Services

Maintenance, Housekeeping, Laundry Services

Dietary / Food Services

Registered Dietitian, Guest Meals, Kitchenettes

Recreation and Leisure Services

Rehabilitation Care, Physiotherapy Services, Assistive Devices Equipment, Special Recreation, Leisure Events, Mobile X-Ray Technician