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West Huron Care Centre
CLICK HERE to download a Brochure
about the West Huron Care Centre

The non-profit difference: supporting the community's needs!

Welcome to the West Huron Care Centre...

This is a new concept for this region: a local
service hub providing a range of programs and
levels of care, with benefits for many different
groups across the community as a whole.

The concept had its beginnings in 2007, when
Blue Water Rest Home was designated by the
Health Minister as the Provincial Pilot Project for
the new wave of Long-Term Care redevelopment
taking place across Ontario.
Our expanding local care continuum...
As well as using internal skills and resources we have
expanded our partnerships with other local providers...
• One Care Home & Community Support Services,
• HealthKick,
• Georgian College,
• Ontario Telemedicine Network,
• London Bridge Childcare Services,
• Wellness for Seniors,
• Huron County Social Services,
• The Southwest Community Care Access Centre (CCAC),
• South Huron Hospital Association, and
• The Grand Bend and Area Community Health Centre.
We continue to work closely with our funding partners...
• The Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), and
• The Southwest Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
...see the "Links" page for more information.
Starting in 2009 and through ten years, 35,000
Long-Term Care beds will be renewed. We are the
first, and we have taken the opportunity to set
the standard for community care in rural Ontario.
We call it the West Huron Care Centre. Part of our commitment with the Pilot Project was that we would create much more than renewed Long-Term Care. So, while Long-Term Care at Blue Water Rest Home remains the core, we have developed the framework for a “Continuum of Care” that can serve hundreds more local people in many ways.

Our vision of this “Continuum of Care” is...
A community healthcare support hub that allows people to live as independently as possible by providing the local services, programs, housing, and care they need, when they need them.”
..Training Centre: on-site training and practicums for Registered Practical Nurses, Personal Support Workers, and Food Service Workers
..Ontario Telemedicine Network: videoconferencing facilities
..West Huron Early Learning Childcare Centre: full daycare, before & after school care, Best Start, Early Years
..Bean Sprouts Nursery School
..Rental Offices:
unfurnished spaces available from 90 to 330 square feet
..Blue Water Rest Home:
65 LTC beds and 1 respite bed
..Maplewoods Apartments:
24 non-profit Seniors Independent Living units
with available Assisted Living services
..Birchwoods Apartments:
10 non-profit Seniors Independent Living units
with available Assisted Living services, plus programs delivered through Long-Term Care
..Community Connections Outreach Services: Wellness Programs, Meals on Wheels, Dining Programs, Transportation, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Footcare, Good Food Box, & more
The West Huron Care Centre will
continue to expand. We want to achieve
a sustainable level of growth.
Last updated: October 4, 2013
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