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peopleCare Tavistock is a 100 bed Long Term Care Home in Tavistock, Ontario.  peopleCare Tavistock has been an integral part of the community since it opened its doors in 1968.

peopleCare Tavistock is made up of four home areas, including one secure area specifically designed for residents with varying degrees of dementia.  The Home currently offers private and basic accommodations with each room tastefully decorated and furnished.  Residents are encouraged to decorate their rooms with personal items and favourite pieces of furniture when they can be accommodated.

The Home offers spacious lounges for social interactions with family and friends.  An enclosed Courtyard and Memory Garden offer safe outdoor areas for relaxation.  Daily activities provide enhanced programming for all residents in both small and large group settings.

Our Team
info-tavistock@peoplecare.ca

Debbie Wettlaufer, Executive Director
dwettlaufer@peoplecare.ca

Alena Volkova, Director of Care
avolkova@peoplecare.ca

Sheri Gallivan, Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Lead
sgallivan@peoplecare.ca

peopleCare Tavistock
28 William Street South
Tavistock, ON, N0B 2R0
519.655.2031
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Debbie Wettlaufer
Executive Director
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Services and Amenities

The safety and security of each resident is our primary concern, so peopleCare Tavistock Long Term Care Home provides all of our residents with the contentment of home and the added assurance of trained nursing as required.

Features include:

  • 24 hour Physician on-call
  • 24 hour Registered Nursing Services
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Recreation and Leisure Programs
  • Dietitian and Food & Hospitality Services
  • Restorative Care Programming (dining, walking, grooming and dressing)
  • Environmental Services (laundry, housekeeping and maintenance)
  • Palliative Care Services
  • Family and Resident Councils
  • Support Groups
  • Family oriented and friendly staff with quality focused care

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peopleCare Tavistock
28 William Street South
Tavistock, ON, N0B 2R0
519.655.2031

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I learn more about Long-Term Care Homes in my area?

How do I move into a Long-Term Care Home?

All applications and admission to long-term care homes are arranged by Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS). Your local HCCSS will help you every step of the way. HCCSS staff will:
  • determine your eligibility
  • tell you about homes in your area
  • tell you about costs
  • help you apply
To contact your local HCCSS:

Are there waiting lists for Long-Term Care Homes?

There are significant wait lists for long-term care in most areas of the province. The length of your wait is dependent upon which Home and the type of accommodation you have selected.

What kinds of services are provided in Long-Term Care Homes?

You can expect to receive the following services in a long-term care home:
  • shared dining room, TV rooms and other living areas
  • nursing and personal care on a 24-hour basis
  • access to health professionals
  • individual care plan (reviewed every 3 months)
  • furnishings (e.g., bed and chair)
  • meals (including special diets)
  • bed linens and laundry
  • personal hygiene supplies
  • housekeeping
  • individualized religious and spiritual services
  • social and recreational programs
  • medical services
  • assistance with activities of daily living
Optional services are usually available for a fee such as hairdressing, cable TV, telephone services and transportation.

How much does it cost to live in a Long-Term Care Home?

The cost of living in a long-term care home is mandated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and is consistent across the province. You can find the current rates on the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website:  health.gov.on.ca 

What possessions do I bring to a Long-Term Care Home?

Most people bring items of a personal nature such as photos, artwork, a favourite afghan or bedspread, etc. Ask the long-term care home you are considering about any specific items you would like to bring.

How can I report a concern related to a long-term care home?

If you have a concern about a peopleCare long-term care home, please contact the Home’s Executive Director. You may also call the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s toll-free Long-Term Care Family Support and Action Line at 1-866-434-0144. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., seven days a week.