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Long Term Care - Recreation and Leisure Services

Activity areas are available throughout the Home. The main floor provides the Central Activity Area and other large spaces for pubs, entertainment, etc. Each floor has two dining areas, two lounges, and two activation rooms. Residents may also have use of libraries or meeting rooms. Programming is designed to meet resident needs and tastes, interests and abilities.

Resident participation in programs is based on assessment of the resident’s needs, abilities and interests and range from group activities to individual one on one visits. Our staff is trained to encourage the residents to participate, but program declines are always respected. Visitors are welcome to accompany residents to any program. Monthly Activity Calendars are available in the lobby, at front reception and on the Bruce County website.

Rehabilitation Care and Physiotherapy Services

Both Homes have contract professional therapy service providers who offer an extensive rehabilitation care program. Consent at admission allows professional physiotherapist assessments and services. Trained staff assist residents with exercises and walking programs. Residents also have access to exercise equipment in the Home to improve and maintain their physical capabilities.

Assistive Devices Equipment

Restorative Care staff will assist you with the process of purchasing equipment such as walkers and wheelchairs upon admission, as required. We will arrange for professional consults to complete assessments in the Home to provide custom fittings and help you access funding, if you are eligible. There are options when it comes to purchasing equipment through vendors and government programs that we can help you access on an ongoing basis.

The Homes have wheelchairs and walkers you may borrow on a temporary basis, however availability is limited.

Special Recreation and Leisure Events

Throughout the year, both Homes host large-scale events such as the Big Tent Event, Corn Roast or Barbecue, Geri Fashions, Music and Entertainment and a Volunteer Appreciation Tea. Families and friends are most welcome to attend. An RSVP is at times required, depending on the event size to enable us to plan and provide accordingly.

Mobile X-Ray Technician

This is a contracted service in the Home for non-emergency x-rays and ultrasounds.

Long Term Care

Nursing Services

Direct nursing care , Hospice care, Palliative Care Program

Volunteering at the Homes

Why become a volunteer, Volunteering at Long Term Care Homes

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

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