Home to 250 residents in a high-density, multicultural area in downtown Toronto, Fudger House features an outdoor courtyard and welcoming green space, with easy access to public transportation. Fudger House was built in 1965. In 1990, the home completed a four-year renovation to create an environment that met the needs of the residents at that time.
Fudger House offers one short-stay bed; this bed is for people living in the community who require a short period of admission for respite or supportive care. Fudger House also has nine beds designated for the Convalescent Care Program; a short-term, physical rehabilitation program to help individuals return to independent/community living. The maximum stay for this program is 90 days.
Fudger House residents represent many of the ethno-cultural groups that make Toronto a special city. Many of these groups are supported by local community volunteers. The predominant group is Asian, which comprises about 30 per cent of the resident population.
Fudger House provides quality and safe care to residents in a warm and welcoming home within a diverse neighbourhood. We promotes an inclusive, affirmative and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) friendly environment. At Fudger House we strive to encourage residents to be themselves, take pride in who they are, and enjoy life in an open, dignified, respectful place. The home believes that everyone has the right to quality care that respects their culture, ethno-racial background, family tradition, community, language, all sexual orientations and gender identities, spiritual beliefs and traditions.
We believe in an interdisciplinary approach to care, where residents are encouraged to maintain or improve their capabilities to maximize independence and quality of life. Resident satisfaction is a priority, and we strive to continually improve resident care and services.
Fudger House offers a full range of services including nursing, medicine, food and nutrition, administration, building services, laundry, social work, recreation, rehabilitation, spiritual and religious care, complementary care and music and art therapies.
In accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, the home is a smoke-free environment. For residents who are “safe” smokers and can independently go outside to smoke, they are permitted to do so 9 metres from entrance doors.
Involving families, partners and friends
Families, partners and friends play an important part in decisions made about their loved ones. We offer many opportunities for families, partners and friends to get involved, through resident conferences, Family Council, Home Advisory Committee, "Your Opinion Counts" Surveys and Volunteer Services.
Involving the community
Volunteers provide a vital community link for our residents. A full and active team of volunteers enhance the quality of lives of our residents and take part in many activities here at Fudger House.
Volunteer opportunities range from one-on-one visiting, tuck shop operations, meal-time assistance, to assisting with resident celebrations. Our volunteers are fully engaged in many activities of Fudger House including the creation and execution of programs and events that best benefit our residents. Some of our most popular programs sprouted from the vision and dedication of our volunteers.
Fudger House also partners with other organizations in the community to enhance the lives of our residents. Local hospitals, universities and colleges, community agencies and service organizations, LGBT organizations and community members, local churches and cultural groups, local public schools and entertainers are all community partners who share a commitment to our residents.
If you are interested in taking a guided tour of our home, please call 416-392-5252.