Strathmere Lodge, a not for profit long term care home is owned by the County of Middlesex. The home opened in 2006 and sits on five acre site on the outskirts of Strathroy. The home provides care to 160 residents in accordance with Ontario legislation and standards established and monitored by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Strathmere Lodge is committed to providing compassionate care to persons in need of our services in an atmosphere of respect for the dignity, spiritual and cultural values of each resident. We strive for excellence in the provision of quality of life and care for our residents ensuring that their emotional, physical and social needs are met. We value our employees and volunteers and are committed to a healthy, safe, productive and enjoyable work environment.
To be the best Long Term Care Home in the Province.
To be an effective and efficient provider of Long Term Care.
To be the employer of choice in the County.
To create a challenging atmosphere where residents can be stimulated to function at the peak of their physical and mental abilities.
Through our programs and activities to be an integral part of our community and to include the community and resident families as part of the Home.
To meet or exceed all Ministry of Health and Long Term Care standards.
To employ competent and compassionate staff in all areas of the Home.
To promote ongoing staff education and self learning.
To embrace the future, acknowledge and understand the present and respect and learn from the past.
Strathmere Lodge has a long and rich history starting in 1880 when the County of Middlesex built the House of Refuge on a 46 acre site on the outskirts of Strathroy. The House was home to all who were destitute or otherwise unable to support themselves because of age or disability. Many men, women and children found thier way to the home often known as the Poor House. A tornado struck the House in 1953 doing extensive damage to the top floor which was subsequently removed.
The role of the County changed during the fifties to providing care for the elderly and this led to the demolition of the old House and the building of Strathmere Lodge in 1962. Changing expectations on building design for seniors care was once again responsible for the construction of our new building opened in 2006.
Strathmere Lodge is a member of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes & Services for Seniors