In response to COVID-19, there are screening requirements and some restrictions when visiting residents in long-term care homes.

Donate to residents at Fudger House. Your support will purchase technology (i.e. tablets) to enable communication, virtual visits and social engagement, as well as other initiatives, which enhance the quality of life for long-term care residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fudger House provides individualized care to each of its 250 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.

Fudger House is one of 10 City-operated long-term care homes and is included in the Capital Renewal Plan.

To learn about long-term care homes in Ontario and get help applying, visit the provincial website. You can also review provincial information and reports on Fudger House.

Fudger House is located in the high-density multi-cultural downtown core of Toronto:

  • Built in 1965 and completely renovated in 1985
  • Features an outdoor courtyard and welcoming green space, with easy access to public transportation
  • Recognized for leading the City’s creation of inclusive and affirming long-term care and services for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons.

Fudger House offers the following specialized services:

  • Behavioural Support Programs
  • Short-Stay Respite
  • Convalescent Care

Behavioural Support Programs

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.

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.

Short-Stay Respite

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.

Convalescent Care

Convalescent Care is a short-term, physical rehabilitation program to help individuals return to independent living. Services include:

  • Specialized medical and rehabilitation therapeutic support
  • An individual care plan to help you regain your strength and independence
  • Guidance for your family and caregivers to best support you when you return home.

Our inter-professional care team includes doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation assistants, dietitians, social workers and members of the spiritual and religious care community. They will work with you to make sure you get the services you need, when you need them. Quality health and person-centred care will be provided in your room to allow for privacy, rest and comfort. Your care needs will determine your length of stay. The annual, maximum stay time is 90 days.

We strive to encourage residents to be themselves, take pride in who they are, and enjoy life in an open, dignified, respectful place. The home believes that everyone has the right to quality care that respects their culture, ethno-racial background, family tradition, community, language, all sexual orientations and gender identities, spiritual beliefs and traditions.

We offer a full range of services including nursing, medicine, food and nutrition, administration, building services, laundry, social work, recreation, rehabilitation, spiritual and religious care, complementary care and music and art therapies.

We have a Controlled Smoking Room that meets all safety requirements of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.

Families are an integral part in helping make the best decisions for their family member. We offer many opportunities for families to be involved:

  • Resident care conferences
  • Family Council
  • Satisfaction surveys
  • Volunteer services.

Volunteers provide a vital community link for our residents as do other partners including:

  • local hospitals
  • universities and colleges
  • community agencies and service organizations
  • LGBT organizations and community members
  • local churches and cultural groups
  • local public schools
  • entertainers.

Take a Virtual Tour

For further information or to schedule a personal tour, please call 416-392-5252