We are currently recruiting volunteers to support residents at Kipling Acres.

Kipling Acres provides individualized care to each of its 337 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.
  • Kipling Acres is one of 10 City-operated long-term care homes and has been completely redeveloped to meet new design standards.
  • We appreciate your help in keeping residents safe and ask that you adhere to all infection, prevention and control measures when planning a visit.
  • 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 Kipling Acres.

An important part of its northern Etobicoke community, Kipling Acres has 337 beds, is situated on 10 acres of beautiful property and features:

  • all resident bedrooms have air conditioning
  • a long tradition of providing quality care in a home-like environment
  • culturally diverse residents and staff
  • semi-private, private and basic accommodations
  • each home area has a dining room, communication centre (nurses’ station), recreation room, conference room, living room, TV lounge, shower room and spa
  • guest suite for palliative care
  • dialysis room
  • Gathering Place and Worship Centre
  • Green roof, Gift Shop, Library, Salon, Rehabilitation Room and private dining room
  • Outdoor courtyard, balconies and inter-generational garden
  • community hub is home to the Adult Day Program, Kipling Early Learning & Child Care Centre and West Acres Senior Centre, which offers wellness and recreation programs for local community seniors.

Kipling Acres offers the following specialized services:

  • Beaumond Heights Behavioural Support Unit is a short-term, 17-bed unit designed for individuals diagnosed with dementia and has complex behavioural care need
  • Behavioural Support Programs
  • Short-stay respite
  • Adult Day Program

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.

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.

Beaumond Heights BSU

  • 17-bed short-term unit located at Kipling Acres
  • designed for individuals who have complex care needs like dementia that cannot be safely and effectively managed in other long-term resident home areas.

Goals of the Program

  • to manage and stabilize the resident’s responsive behaviours within four to six months so they can transition into a regular long-term care setting
  • to provide high-quality, resident-centred, treatment and care to individuals with complex behaviours resulting from cognitive conditions.

Model of Care

  • BSU care team uses a person-centered approach, emphasizing relationships and emotional support for residents and their families
  • team collaborates to provide integrated care across all disciplines.
  • residents and their decision makers are actively involved in planning, implementing and evaluating their care
  • discharge planning begins early to ensure a smooth transition to a long-term care setting.

Beaumond Heights BSU Care Team

  • dedicated interprofessional care team includes various health professionals such as registered nurses, personal support workers, social workers, recreation  staff and a physician
  • access to specialists including geriatric psychiatrists, a geriatrician and a neurologist.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • living in long-term care or have an active long-term care admission application with HCCSS
  • be medically stable for a long-term care environment
  • have age-related cognitive impairment and responsive behaviours with a primary diagnosis of dementia
  • have stable and controlled mental health conditions
  • require close observation and high needs interventions
  • exhibit behaviours that cannot be managed in the current environment and require short-term specialized resources and treatment outside of those offered in a regular long-term care setting
  • have a discharge plan to permanent destination identified.

Referrals and Admissions

  1. All assessments, referrals and applications are completed through the local Home Care and Community Support Services (HCCSS) in the region where the applicant resides.
  2. Applications are reviewed and approved by Kipling Acres Admission Committee.
  3. Kipling Acres works collaboratively with the Admission Committee and the Central West HCCSS Placement Coordinator to process applications in a timely manner.
  4. Following the application approval, a pre-admission meeting is encouraged to discuss program criteria, resident centered goals and discharge plans prior to admission.

More Information

Toronto Emergency Management leads and facilitates activities related to the City’s ability to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from major emergencies.

We have incorporated the City’s Business Continuity Management and Toronto’s Emergency Plan into an Emergency Management Plan for the City’s directly operated long-term care homes.

Kipling Acres has a structured emergency management process of risk identification, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

The scope of emergency management planning includes a variety of hazardous situations that may occur inside or outside of the long-term care home, such as:

  • fire
  • natural disaster
  • biochemical and bomb threats
  • chemical spills
  • radiation exposure
  • threats of personal violence
  • power failure
  • utilities and telecommunications failure

All staff members are trained to respond to these universal codes for emergencies:

  • Code Red: Fire
  • Code Black: Bomb Threat
  • Code Yellow: Missing Resident
  • Code Green: Evacuation
  • Code Orange: External Disaster
  • Code White: Violent Behaviour
  • Code Blue: Cardiac Arrest
  • Code Brown: Hazardous Spill
  • Code Grey: Infrastructure Failure

In addition, we follow the Incident Management System (ISM) and have a robust Crisis/Disaster Communication Protocol.

For further information, please contact Radu Pana (opens in new window)Manager, Facilities Management.

Bambo Oluwadimu, Administrator, Designated Quality Improvement Lead and Chair of Site Continuous Quality Improvement Committee

Elizabeth Juraschka, Divisional Quality Improvement Advisor and Chair of Divisional Quality Council

Priority Areas for 2024-2025

The quality improvement plan (QIP) for 2024/25 and Narrative reflects our commitment to enhancing equity, improving resident and family experience, fostering innovation, integrating palliative care, and aligning with external partners to improve care outcomes.

Quality Improvement Priority Selection Process

The quality improvement priority selection process reflects the collaboration and analysis of statistical data trends, program evaluations, Ministry of Long-Term Care reports, results from the Resident and Family experience survey “Your Opinion Counts”, Ontario Health system level priority areas, and collaborations with healthcare partners. The selection process is a balance between the many opportunities, resources available to support quality improvement work and the significant impact on the quality of care and service that can be achieved. The Quality Improvement Plan is developed through consultation and approved by the Site Continuous Quality Improvement Committee.

Policies, Procedures and Protocols that Guide Continuous Quality Improvement

Seniors Services and Long-Term Care (SSLTC) is committed to the provision of care and service through the application of a quality improvement theory that seeks to meet the needs and improve quality of care and services.  Quality improvement policies have been established to guide quality improvement work and are align with the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021, Accreditation standards and required organizational practices, Ontario Health requirements, and the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010

Divisional Quality Council, Site Continuous Quality Improvement Committee and Divisional Committee Structures

Structures and accountability are in place to support the commitment to quality improvement which includes, authorization to the General Manager from City Council to certify and approve on behalf of the City, the home’s annual Quality Improvement Plan(s) (QIPs) for submission to Ontario Health.

Seniors Services and Long-Term Care’s integrated quality management framework overseen by the divisional Quality Improvement Advisor considers and acts on opportunities to improve in areas related to strategic direction, quality improvement, risk management, and safety culture.

At a site level, the General Manager has delegated day-to-day operational accountability for quality improvement and risk management outcomes and innovation to the Administrator of each home.

The terms of reference of each committee reflects legislative requirements of membership and accountability.

Resident and Family Survey

The advice of Residents’ Council and Family Council was sought in developing and carrying out the annual Your Opinion Counts Survey which was administered in September 2023.

The results were presented to Residents’ Council and Family Council in January 2024 and advice was sought in the development of the Quality Improvement Plan. Updates on the plan and projects will be provided throughout the year as requested by the chairs of these committees.

Communication and Record of Quality Improvement Work

A comprehensive communication strategy supports quality improvement work within the long-term care home and at the division level.  The actions enable the home to broadly communicate annual Quality Improvement Plans, the results of quality improvement activities to senior management, residents/clients, caregivers, families, staff and volunteers.  A central part of the communication strategy is to seek advice if any from Residents’ Council and Family Council and make improvements as appropriate to care and services.

Adult Day Program

The on-site Adult Day Program provides an opportunity to take part in a variety of health promotion programs, and to develop new friendships and interests. Seniors enjoy a variety of recreational and therapeutic activities, along with lunch and snacks. This program provides much-needed respite for many family members and other caregivers who are coping with the stress of caring for people with Alzheimer disease and other cognitive or physical disabilities.

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
  • Quality Improvement, Innovation and Risk Management Committee
  • Family Council
  • Satisfaction surveys
  • Volunteer services.
  • To complement the staff team, a large volunteer team is a treasured part of the Kipling Acres family. Volunteers provide a special brand of caring that keeps residents connected with the community
  • An on-site child care centre offers residents a chance to share experiences with young children who live in the surrounding neighbourhood
  • Alliances with the local community and cultural groups help us provide culturally appropriate care and services.

Take a Virtual Tour

For further information or to schedule a personal tour, please call 416-392-2300.

Please note in the video below, semi-private and private rooms are mentioned, however, we also offer basic accommodation.