Admissions & Care

Residents and nurse in Strathmere Lodge


All applications are handled through Home and Community Care Support Services South West (HCCSS) (please call 519-473-2222). HCCSS will tell you the eligibility criteria, the types of information you need to give them, how the admission process works, how to get on the waiting list, the prospective-resident's rights, and the monthly co-payment rates.

Subsidies from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care are available for those who cannot afford the full rate of basic accommodation.

Long-Term Care Rates -

2023 - 2024 2024-2025               
SPRING SPRING              

Our Philosophy of Care

To meet each individual resident's needs within a safe, comfortable, warm, friendly, accepting environment and encourage each resident to maintain his or her optimal level of functioning in all dimensions of his/her life.

Medical Care

Each resident will be assigned a physician, however residents may continue with their own physician with their agreement. Our medical director is Dr. Philip Vandewalle. Our attending physicians are Dr. Mohomad Mithoowani, Dr. Sara Puente, Dr. Jennifer Parr and Dr. Theo Karaouzas.

Registered nursing staff (RN and RPN) are on duty 24 hours per day. Their roles are complemented by Personal Support Workers (PSWs) who provide all necessary personal care.

All medications are prescribed by the physician and administered by registered nursing staff. Most medications are provided without charge under the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan.

Our staff will help arrange for custom wheelchairs and other mobility devices, dentures, glasses, and hearing aids. Specialized foot care service is provided by a contracted registered practical nurse. Dental care is not provided and is the responsibility of the resident. Our staff will assist with making dental appointments and provide transportation within Strathroy.

Strathmere Lodge also offers: relaxed visiting policy, whirlpool baths, special care area for Dementia residents, respite care/ short stay, modern exercise room, close to Strathroy hospital.

Residents' Council

The Residents' Council has been established to provide a forum for resident participation and encourages the sharing of concerns and ideas. The Council supports and promotes resident rights, autonomy and decision making.