Dietary / Food Services

The Dietary Manager and Registered Dietitian prepare menus that meet the nutritional requirements for the residents. The four week menu cycle allows us to accommodate food preferences of the residents as much as possible, with choices offered. Weekly and monthly menus are displayed in each of the dining rooms. We provide Registered Dietitian services for nutritional monitoring and risk assessment of residents.

Dietary / Food Services

We offer a variety of therapeutic diets, and texture modifications for chewing or swallowing difficulties.

Meal times at each Home vary slightly, with breakfast between 8:00 and 8:30, lunch at 12 noon, and dinner at 5:00 pm.  A snack cart is delivered mid-morning, midafternoon and at bedtime. 

Guest Meals

We invite family and friends to join residents at noon and evening mealtime in designated dining areas in the Home.  We require a minimum of one hour notice for guests.  There is a nominal charge for guest meals. On the day of admission at Brucelea Haven, up to four guests are invited to stay for their first meal free of charge.


Kitchenettes are located in every dining room.  Supplies such as bread, milk, cookies, juices, tea and coffee are kept in these areas and are for the use of the residents.  You may store perishable food in the common fridge, but we ask that you label your items with the resident’s name, date and discard expired perishables as needed.

Long Term Care

There are two Long Term Care facilities proudly operated by the County of Bruce—Gateway Haven located in Wiarton, Ontario and Brucelea Haven of Walkerton, Ontario.