Long Term Care

There are two Long Term Care facilities proudly operated by Bruce County — Gateway Haven located in Wiarton, Ontario and Brucelea Haven of Walkerton, Ontario. These homes provide quality services to the residents and their families.

Long Term Care at the County of Bruce

Outbreak Notification at Brucelea Haven - Brucelea Haven is experiencing cases of infectious gastroenteritis on the 2 South Unit (Special Care Unit) and on 4 West unit.  A visitor restriction is in effect on 2 South and 4 West only. Please use additional precautions when visiting these units. Wash hands before and after visiting your loved one and use hand sanitizer located by each resident room and throughout the facility.

Please visit residents in their rooms and not in communal areas such as the lounge. Please do not visit throughout the facility. If you have more than one loved one please visit the ill resident last and the well resident first. Please wash your hands between visits. Please do not visit the home if you are feeling sick or unwell. The best way to prevent the spread of germs is to use proper hand hygiene.

If you are visiting or providing personal care for your loved one, who is ill, please wear the personal protective equipment as listed on the isolation sign. Because gastroenteritis is highly contagious, we strongly advise visitors NOT to visit. Public Health will advise us of the date that our outbreak is over.

Thank you


​Nestled in the heart of the beautiful rural community of Walkerton is Brucelea Haven, a home for 144 residents. Alongside the picturesque Colpoys Bay in Wiarton 100 residents call Gateway Haven Home. Both homes were built in 2003, replacing existing Homes for the Aged, thereby continuing a tradition of quality care in Bruce County.

The success of the operation of both homes is built on the foundation that the facility becomes the ‘home’ of its Residents.  Home is a place where residents may live with dignity and in security, safety, and comfort and have their physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural needs adequately met. This strong foundational belief is encompassed and supported by the legislation and regulations highlighted in “The Residents’ Rights” and “The Long Term Care Homes Act 2007”

Both Gateway Haven and Brucelea Haven operate as municipal homes, and the not-for profit structure allows for a level of care that is of exceptional quality while also being transparent in operation and accountability.

Long Term Care Services

  • Nursing Services
  • Recreation and Leisure Services

  • Dietary / Food Services, Maintenance, Housekeeping and Laundry

  • Environmental Services

  • General Information and Other Services Provided

  • Volunteering at the Homes

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.

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