As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, the only people permitted to enter the long-term care home are those visiting residents who are very ill or requiring end-of-life care. Upon arrival, they will be asked questions to determine if they may proceed with their visit. The Adult Day Program is suspended. Stay up-to-date on all affected City services and when they may resume by visiting toronto.ca/covid19.
Cummer Lodge provides individualized care to each of its 391 residents within a safe and friendly environment. Guided by the CARE values – Compassion | Accountability | Respect | Excellence, we are committed to improving quality of life and support for healthy aging. To learn more, watch the Commitment to Care video.
Cummer Lodge is one of 10 City-operated long-term care homes.
Built in 1970 and renovated in 2000, Cummer Lodge sits on 4.5 acres of landscaped property overlooking a wooded ravine.
Special language and cultural partnerships within the home community include:
Cummer Lodge offers the following specialized services:
As recognized leaders in behavioural support programs, we have a long history of demonstrated knowledge of dementia, delirium and mental health in the delivery of care. Cummer Lodge has a Ministry-designated 16-bed Behavioural Support Unit which receives enhanced funding.
Staff and medical professionals are knowledgeable in the most prevalent types and related causes of behavioural issues, understand disease processes, stages and progression, diagnostic and assessment process, cognitive or neurological symptoms, treatment interventions, appropriate communication to address resident needs, strategies to promote optimal quality of life and experience of the behaviour(s) from the perspective of the resident, family members and other partners in care.
The short-stay admission program supports families seeking respite from the caregiver role for a period of up to 60 continuous days to a maximum of 90 days per year.
Families are an integral part in helping make the best decisions for their family member. We offer many opportunities for families to be involved:
Please note, personal tours are currently suspended as a result of COVID-19. For further information please call 416-392-9500.