All applications are handled through the LHIN [formerly CCAC] South West Local Health Integration Network offices or call 519-473-2222. The LHIN will tell you the eligibility criteria, the types of information you need to give them, how the admission process works, how to get on the waiting list, the prospective-resident's rights, and the fees charged for the three levels of accommodation.
Subsidies from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care are available for those who cannot afford the full rate of basic accommodation.
Long-Term Care Rates -
*Rates that were set to increase July 1, 2020 has been deffered until January 1, 2021*
|Jan 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021||2019-2020|
Our Philosophy of Care
To meet each individual resident's needs within a safe, comfortable, warm, friendly, accepting environment and encourage each resident to maintain his or her optimal level of functioning in all dimensions of his/her life.
Each resident will be assigned a physician, however residents may continue with their own physician with their agreement. Our medical director is Dr. Philip Vandewalle. Our attending physicians are Dr. Mohomad Mithoowani, Dr. Sara Puente, Dr. Jennifer Parr and Dr. Julie Copeland
Registered nursing staff (RN and RPN) are on duty 24 hours per day. Their roles are complemented by Health Care Aides who provide all necessary personal care.
All medications are prescribed by the physician and administered by registered staff. Most medications are provided without charge under the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan.
Our staff will help arrange for custom wheelchairs and other mobility devices, dentures, glasses and hearing aides. Basic foot care is provided by RPN staff as needed, advance foot care can be arranged with a podiatrist. Dental care is not provided and is the responsibility of the resident. Our staff will assist with making dental appointments and provide transportation within Strathroy.
Strathmere Lodge also offers: relaxed visiting policy, whirlpool baths, special care area for Alzheimer residents, respite care/ short stay, modern exercise room, close to Strathroy hospital
The residents council has been established to provide a forum for resident participation and encourages the sharing of concerns and ideas. The council supports and promotes resident rights, autonomy and decision making.