FAQs for the Blue Water Rest Home and West Huron Care Centre
Want to know more about care at the Blue Water Rest Home and the services at West Huron Care Centre? Browse our FAQs.
Admission approval to our Long-Term Care is managed by the Home and Community Care Support Services South West LHIN. You can contact them at 1-800-811-5146, or visit their website: www.healthcareathome.ca/southwest
Blue Water Rest Home is redeveloped; does that mean it costs more than other Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes?
Rates for basic LTC are set by the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care, and do not vary across the province. Premium rates for private and semi-private accommodation may vary slightly, depending on how new the Home is.
All apartments are rented as Seniors Independent Living.
• Birchwood tenants receive a package, that includes two meals a day, plus access to programming at Blue Water Rest Home.
• Cedarwoods tenants receive one meal delivered Monday to Friday, through the Meals on Wheels program. Tenants at Cedarwoods will transition to a congregate dining experience in the future.
• Maplewoods tenants have the option to purchase meals through the Meals on Wheels program.
Does living at WHCC’s Seniors Independent Living give priority for admission to Blue Water Rest Home?
All admissions to long-term care are managed by Home and Community Support Services South West LHIN. WHCC is not involved in this process.
Programs are available to seniors aged 55+ living in the Zurich and area community. Specific programs may be subject to an assessment process to determine participation eligibility.
We do offer various programs free-of-charge; however, some programs and services do have a cost associated.
Sites of interest for General Information, Long-term Care, Health, and Seniors issues in Ontario:
Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care
Reports on Long-Term Care Homes
Home and Community Care Support Services
thehealthline.ca Information Network
Ontario Community Support Organization (OCSA)
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
The County of Huron
The Municipality of Bluewater
Huron Perth Public Health
Government of Ontario