Long Term Care
About Long-Term Care
Saint Luke's Place provides long-term care to 114 individuals in four Resident Home Areas. All admissions are via referrals received from our local Home and Community Care Support Services organization. Basic, semi private and private accommodation rooms are offered. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care sets rates. Saint Luke's Place aspires to provide the best possible care and service for residents. Services include assistance with aspects of daily living, including medical care, medication administration, recreation, leisure, and restorative care programs, dietitian services and laundering of personal clothing. Pastoral care and social work are also an integral part of Saint Luke's Place's approach to holistic care.
The Government of Ontario determines rates for all long-term facilities. The co-payment for a standard room can be subsidized depending on a person's income. We will work with you to determine if you are eligible for a reduction. Click the Rates button below to view current rates.
A sample weekly menu at Saint Luke's Place may also be viewed by clicking the Sample Menu button below.
Veteran's Priority Access Beds (Long Term Care)
Saint Luke's Place has been authorized and is pleased to provide Priority Access Beds for Veterans who require urgent access to a long term care bed. All admissions are by way of the Home and Community Care Support Services Waterloo (formally Waterloo-Wellington LHIN).
Frequently Asked Questions & Information
Tell me about Saint Luke’s Place
Incorporated under the Charitable Institutions Act in 1974, Saint Luke’s Place is a Charitable, Non-Profit seniors’ residential facility located in Cambridge, Ontario. Saint Luke’s Place first opened its doors in 1976. We offer care and services to our Long-Term Care residents, to our Retirement Home residents, and to the tenants in our Independent Apartments. We are also an active member of AdvantAge Ontario.
What type of Long-Term Care accommodations are offered at Saint Luke’s Place?
We offer basic rooms, semi-private rooms, and private rooms in any one of our four resident home areas, including one special care unit. We offer the best quality of care to our residents, in a comfortable, safe and clean home environment. In total Saint Luke’s Place is licensed to operate 114 Long-Term Care beds, 4 of which are designated as Veterans Priority Access beds. We also have a dedicated infirmary and palliative care room. Saint Luke’s Place Long-Term Care is accredited; accreditation signals our commitment to continually improving the quality of services, encouraging feedback and serving the community.
Can you describe the care, services available in Long-Term Care?
At Saint Luke’s Place, we offer quality nursing care to support our residents with their activities of daily living and clinical care needs. Our Medical Director, Home Physician team, and after-hours service ensures that physician care coverage for our residents is available 24 hours a day.
Dietary staff prepare meals on site and serve 3 meals and 3 snacks per day, 7 days a week. Our nutrition manager and registered dietitian oversee a tasty and nutritious variety of choices from our menus, which also consider any special dietary needs of our residents.
Housekeeping, Laundry, and Maintenance staff ensure that our facilities and resident home areas are safe, clean, and comfortable.
What are the other amenities available?
Other services and amenities include:
- Restorative Care and Physiotherapy services
- Pharmacy services
- Programs, activities and events to meet the recreational, social, spiritual and cultural needs of our residents
- Specialized staffing through the Behavioural Supports Ontario program
- A Registered Social Worker and Chaplain
- Residents’ Council and Family Council
- Resident trust account service, at no charge
- Coffee shop and tuck shop
- A chapel and auditorium
- Landscaped grounds and courtyard, with an accessible pathway
- Lounges and activity rooms
- A private family dining room which may be reserved at no charge
- Onsite hairdresser for ladies and gentlemen
- Hospitality suite available for families of palliative residents at no cost
How may I book a tour of Saint Luke’s Place Long-Term Care?
We invite you to come for a visit and learn more about the resident-centred care and services we provide to our Long-Term Care Residents at Saint Luke’s Place. A staff member will be happy to answer your questions, share information, and show you our resident home areas. Situated on 7 acres, we also like to showcase our beautifully landscaped grounds with accessible pathway, and the lovely views available.
Please contact the Saint Luke’s Place Business Office at (519) 658-5183 to inquire about booking a Long-Term Care tour.
I am interested to learn more about Long-Term Care – what are the costs, and how do I apply for admission to Long-Term Care?
Long-term care homes are publicly funded and operated by licensees, such as Saint Luke’s Place, which provide health care and services to people whose needs cannot be met in the community.
Long-term care homes are licensed and regulated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The province has specific laws and regulations for admission to long-term care homes that are designed to ensure fairness and equity in the system, so that it can serve the needs of people with greater care needs as well as people who are still independent.
Although the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care pays for the provision of care in Long-Term Care Homes, you are responsible for accommodation costs, which are standard across Ontario. Rates are typically reviewed annually by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
For more information about how to apply, about the waitlists and about the admission process for Long-Term Care, or the rates and costs, please contact the Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre (CCAC):
• Information & Referral: 310-CCAC (310-2222 no area code required)
• Head Office: (519) 748-2222 or 1 (888) 883-3313 (toll free)
• Cambridge: (519) 748-2222
• Guelph & Wellington County: (519) 823-2550