Dearness Home

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Record #: LON1815 Last Modified: 14 Mar 2014 Last Full Update: 31 Jul 2013
Location
Located In CommunityLondon
Address710 Southdale Rd E
London, ON N6E 1R8
Site LocationSoutheast London
AccessibilityFully Accessible
IntersectionSouthdale Rd E and Wellington Rd
Contact Information
Office PhoneAdministration: 519-661-0400
Fax519-661-0446
Websitewww.london.ca/residents/Seniors/Dearness/Pages/default.aspx
Primary ContactJacqueline Harwood, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 519-661-2500 ext 8262; Email: jharwood@london.ca
Primary ExecutiveCindy Sheppard, Administrator; Phone: 519-661-2500 ext 8260; Email: csheppard@london.ca
Alternate ExecutiveSusan Chandelier, Acting Director of Care; Phone: 519-661-2500 ext 8261; Email: schandel@london.ca
Description & Services
DescriptionSupports for older adults, and adults with disabilities * helps people remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible

241-bed long-term care home * residential care, private, semi-private, and basic rooms * 24-hour nursing and personal care * access to a doctor and other health professionals
  • laundry and housekeeping
  • meals
  • personal hygiene supplies
  • assistance with medication and activities of daily living
  • recreation and social programs

Additional services and facilities:
  • pastoral care
  • two secure areas for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias
  • full-time physiotherapist/part-time occupational therapist
  • beauty parlor/barber/beauty salon
  • diagnostics (lab, x-ray)
  • restorative care
  • social work and dietitian services
  • palliative care
  • foot care
  • hydro sound and whirlpool tubs
  • television area with fireplace
  • meditation room
  • private party room
  • library services
  • outdoor patios, gardens
  • parking for residents and visitors
  • smoke free environment
  • dental care
  • courtyard café and pub

Member of the Ontario Association of nonprofit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS)

Adult Day Program and Wellness Centre - Adult day program * social, recreational, and therapeutic activities for older adults in a group setting for part of the day * helps to support family caregivers who provide day-to-day care

Homemaking Program - Assistance with daily chores such as laundry and light housekeeping for low income people

Short-Stay Care (Public) - 2 short-stay beds (respite care for people who have caregivers in need of temporary relief) * publicly funded * offered up to 90 days per year, as available * residents have access to the same services as long-stay residents
HoursDaily 24 hours
Administration: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Areas ServedLondon
BoundariesLondon and area
EligibilityAges: 18 year(s) and up Older adults and people with disabilities, who need physical, social, or emotional supports
Adults who need long-term care * Community Care Access Centre care coordinators assess the needs of people who apply
ApplicationCall * no referral required
Contact the South West Community Care Access Centre
FeesVaires per program * subsidies for basic rates may be available for eligible applicants
LanguagesEnglish
Established1954
FundingDonations ; Private ; Provincial - SWLHIN ; Provincial - MHLTC ; Municipal - London
Supplementary Info
Former NameDearness Home for Senior Citizens
Service Level(50) Non Profit