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

Donate to residents at Lakeshore Lodge. 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.

Lakeshore Lodge provides individualized care to each of its 150 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.

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

Opened in 1990, Lakeshore Lodge features:

  • A stunning view of Lake Ontario with open spaces, patios, benches and quiet places like the gazebo for strolling, sitting, and enjoying the outdoors.
  • We provide a caring and welcoming environment for all residents and their family members and friends, who are encouraged to actively participate in care and service planning.
  • Secured unit caring for residents with exit seeking behaviours. This home area has access to 2nd floor garden terrace for residents and loved ones to enjoy the raised garden beds and view of Lake Ontario.
  • Residents’ meals are provided on each unit and include a comprehensive food and nutrition services.  Menus are prepared to include in-season and locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables when possible.  A registered dietician is on staff to provide additional nutritional support to our residents.
  • The inter-denominational Worship Centre is located on the main floor and is accessible to residents and families 7 days a week.
  • The Auditorium is also located on the main floor for large programs and special events.
  • A Nutrition Manager, in consultation with the care team, assures that nutritional needs and where possible, food preferences along with medical issues are understood and met. There are three main meals each day and snacks are throughout the day.

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.
  • Staff are well-trained to provide excellent care for individuals requiring increasingly complex care that may include intravenous treatments, gastric feeding tubes, oxygen therapy and extensive wound care managemen.
  • In December 2019, City Council approved the development of a made-in-Toronto emotion-centred approach to care that will focus on care relationships and emotional connections within a more collaborative living and learning environment for residents, staff and families.  Lakeshore Lodge is the pilot site for implementation of the approach that includes enhanced and ongoing staff education, with the goal of continuous quality improvement.

Services for residents include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Behaviour Support Team
  • Complementary Care
  • Dementia Care
  • End of Life care
  • Hairdressing and Barber Services
  • Housekeeping and Building Services
  • Music Therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Recreation
  • Registered Dietician
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Work
  • Spiritual and Religious Care
  • Volunteer Services

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.
  • Support from the Regional Psychogeriatric Consultant
  • Residents are able to access on-site dental, hearing, eye and foot care from our contracted service providers
  • The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program holds its west Toronto training evaluations at Lakeshore Lodge to the benefit of residents who enjoy visits from four-legged furry friend
  • Lakeshore Lodge is fortunate to be surrounded by Humber College – Lakeshore Campus as well as elementary schools and high schools.  We continue to build on our partnerships with these educational institutions to offer placement and volunteer opportunities within the home.

Take a Virtual Tour

For further information or to schedule a personal tour, please call 416-392-9400.