Kipling Acres has been completely redeveloped to meet new design standards. The home for 337 residents, both seniors and young adults, is situated on 10 acres of beautiful property. Kipling Acres has a long tradition of providing quality care in a home-like environment and is an important part of its northern Etobicoke community where residents and staff represent the cultural diversity that makes Toronto special.
A holistic approach to resident care
Kipling Acres takes a holistic approach to delivering care and services that considers each resident's social, intellectual, physical, psychological and spiritual priorities, as well as lifestyle values and needs. A multi-disciplinary team works together to help each resident maintain their maximum level of wellness.
Kipling Acres offers a full range of services including nursing, medicine, food and nutrition, administration, building services, staff education and programs and services (rehabilitation, recreation, social work, spiritual and religious care, complementary care and music and art therapy).
Kipling Acres also offers a program for young adults who need admission to long-term care, based on the social model of care. As well, the home has opened its doors to the lesbian, gay, bi and transgender community creating a positive and inclusive environment. The home has developed expertise in dementia care and welcomes applications from individuals with Alzheimer disease and related dementias.
Connecting with the community
To complement the staff team, a large volunteer team is a treasured part of the Kipling Acres family. Volunteers provide a special brand of caring that keeps residents connected with the community. As well, an on-site child care centre offers residents a chance to share experiences with young children who live in the surrounding neighbourhood. Alliances with the local community and cultural groups help us provide culturally appropriate care and services.
Giving residents and families a voice
The Home Advisory Committee, made up of family members, community representatives and other volunteers, meet bi-monthly to review and recommend programs and changes to improve the home's operations. As well, a Family Council focuses on providing a support network and communication link between residents, family members and staff.
Bringing the community in
Providing resident care is just one part of Kipling Acres. It also provides a critical service to the surrounding community. Not all seniors need to live in long-term care homes; many just need a little help to remain independent in their own homes. The Adult Day Program provides an opportunity to take part in a variety of health promotion programs, and to develop new friendships and interests. Seniors enjoy a variety of recreational and therapeutic activities, along with lunch and snacks. This program provides much-needed respite for many family members and other caregivers who are coping with the stress of caring for people with Alzheimer disease and other cognitive or physical disabilities. Hours of operation are 7:30 am - 5:00 pm.
If you are interested in taking a guided tour of our home, please call 416-392-2300.