Long-Term Care Home Services Review
Guelph is committed to creating a healthy and safe community where people of all ages enjoy the best possible quality of life. Long-term care is an important part of Guelph’s community well-being, and the number of seniors in need of long-term care is expected to increase in the years ahead.
Long-term care homes are governed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Currently, the City helps fund the operation of the Wellington Terrace long-term care home located in Fergus, and the facility is operated by the County of Wellington.
In 2013, the City reviewed several options for local long-term care using input from the County of Wellington, the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network, Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, provincial associations, local service providers, other municipalities and community members of all ages.
On July 31, 2014, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care approved the City’s request to transfer its municipal Long-Term Care home responsibility from Wellington Terrace to The Elliott here in Guelph.
The Elliott is a not-for-profit, registered-block charitable corporation operating a long-term care facility in Guelph. The board of trustees for The Elliott is appointed by Guelph City Council.
Guelph’s new long-term care arrangement takes effect February 1, 2015, and the County of Wellington will continue operating the Wellington Terrace without financial support from the City.
- Long-term Care Elliot Strategy – Staff Report March 19, 2014
- Long-term Care Elliot Strategy – presented to Community and Social Services Committee March 19, 2014
- Business Case Scope and Request for Funding – Staff Report September 17, 2013
- Long-term Care Project Findings Report – Staff report, May 14, 2013
- Long-Term Care Sector Backgrounder – Staff Report, January 17, 2013
- Wellington Terrace – County of Wellington owned and operated long-term care home
- Municipal Implications of Living Longer, Living Well – Recommendations from Dr. Sinha’s report of interest to the municipal sector
- Providing Better Care for Older Ontarians – News release, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, January 8, 2013
- Living Longer, Living Well – Highlights and Key Recommendations – Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, January 8, 2013
- Seniors’ care in Ontario – Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
For more information
Karen Kawakami, Social Services Policy and Program Liaison
519-822-1260 extension 2094