Convalescent Care

Due to COVID-19, Convalescent Care and Respite are not accepting new admissions at this time. Read the full list of closures, service changes and other measures now in place.

Length of stay and cost

If you or a loved one needs convalescent care, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care will cover the cost of your stay, for up to 90 days. Before you leave, we meet with you to arrange for any services or equipment you need when you return home.

Services provided

  • A private or semi-private room
  • 24-hour nursing care and on-call physician
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Access to a dietitian, social worker and chaplain
  • Recreation and music therapy
  • Spiritual care
  • Physiotherapy for 10-15 minutes a day, Monday to Friday
  • Occupational therapy
  • Help from caring, dedicated volunteers
  • Laundry
  • On-site banking and ATM
  • Free parking for visitors

Additional services

These services are available at an extra cost:

  • Hair salon and barber shop
  • Phone, cable and Internet
  • Foot care
  • Transportation to appointments

Guests are also welcome to shop at Fabulous Finds Gift Shop, the Sunnyside Auxiliary tuck shop and visit the Sandhills Community Café.

How to apply

To arrange for admission to Convalescent Care, please call the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network at 519-748-2222 and ask for the intake department. 

Protecting your privacy: We respect your right to confidential care. Please see our Information Practices Statement for details.

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