County Council confirmed their preferred design for the project
Grey County is redeveloping Rockwood Terrace in Durham. A new facility is being built to expand services for seniors. The new home will be larger, and will include 128 long-term care beds, 40 assisted living units and a Market Square community space. The new home will be located beside the existing building in Durham.
Key Services and Features
The Rockwood Terrace Redevelopment plan includes 128 long-term care beds.
Long-term care provides residents with accommodation and access to 24-hour nursing and personal care. Residents generally require help with most daily activities and require a referral from a doctor to be eligible for placement into a long-term care home.
Long-term care services at Rockwood Terrace include:
- 24-hour nursing care and a medical doctor regularly visiting the home and on call
- Personal care and assistance with hygiene and bathing
- Healthy living, recreation, and socialization
- Nutritious meals
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Medical and clinical supplies
The Ontario Government pays for nursing and personal care in long-term care homes. Residents pay for accommodation.
The Rockwood Terrace Redevelopment plan includes 40 units of assisted living.
Assisted living facilities, often referred to as retirement homes, provide a place to live and some care services. Assisted living is not funded by the Provincial government and residents pay the full cost of accommodation and any care services they require. Some service may include:
- Assistance with personal hygiene and bathing
- Dementia care
- Medication assistance
Unlike long-term care, assisted living does not require a referral. There are no eligibility requirements to live in an assisted living home.
The planned Village Square will be in the centre of the new Rockwood Terrace. It will be a community space where people can come together and a place to access retail and other services. Vendors and service providers in the community will have an opportunity to rent space in the Village Square. At this time there are no tenants identified.
Long-Term Care Design Principles
Resident experience is central to all planning and design of the home. We engaged with residents, family members, and staff working in the home to ensure our designs will work for everyone in the home. These are the four key design principals we considered.