In line with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care directives, our Home and all Homes across Ontario are closed to all non-essential Visitors. Essential visitors are defined as those who have a resident who is very ill or dying. These visitors must continue to be actively screened before entry into our home. Those who fail screening will not be permitted to enter. We recognize that this is a significant change for our residents and caregivers. The health and well-being of all, including our residents, families, and staff is our number one priority. Proactive measures such as this are being taken across the Province in all Long Term Care homes to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are in regular communication with Public Health and the Ministry of Health. We will continue to follow their direction and will re-evaluate these measures as the situation evolves. Mar. 15, 2020
We’re part of Bennett Village, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing care and living options that provide evolving supports and services for older adults in Halton Hills.
Bennett Centre is a friendly and caring Long Term Care residence where we strive to make our residents feel right at home. Since 1999, our non-profit home has been providing service to the residents of Halton and surrounding areas. We are licensed by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the community and dedicated to upholding the mission of Bennett Village.
Sixty-six residents live at Bennett Centre at any one time, but we have served more than one thousand people since our opening. We provide attractive, spacious accommodations, healthcare & hospitality services and an active recreation program. Our experienced management team, dedicated staff and enthusiastic volunteers work diligently to provide the most loving, responsive and joyful lifestyle for our residents. Life at Bennett Centre features pets, plants, and a wide array of indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Residents enjoy meals in a lovely solarium overlooking a beautifully landscaped garden courtyard in a quiet residential setting.
Families and friends are always welcome at our home and can often be found sharing special times with residents in our comfortable lounges. Bennett Centre is thoroughly engaged with the Halton Hills community to ensure our residents continue to be part of their neighbourhood.
Located adjacent to the Georgetown Hospital, Bennett Centre is nestled in a tree-lined residential area close to the Georgetown Fairgrounds and only a walkable kilometer from the town’s charming downtown with a multitude of small shops and restaurants.
Long Term Care residences are where Ontario adults can live and receive 24-hour nursing, personal care and help with their daily activities. You might occasionally hear these homes referred to by names used in the past: nursing homes, municipal homes for the aged, or charitable homes. In order to qualify for residency in a Long Term Care home, you must have significant healthcare needs. There is a great demand for accommodation in Long Term Care, and there can be significant waiting lists. Operation of all Long Term Care homes in Ontario falls under the Long Term Care Homes Act (2007) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care regulates and inspects each home. There is a Residents Bill of Rights that each home must adhere to, and all homes have Resident and Family Councils as a means for communication and feedback.
Residency in Long Term Care homes is facilitated through the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in Ontario. LHINs are the health authorities responsible for regional administration of public healthcare services. The 14 LHINs in Ontario are mandated with planning, integrating, and distributing provincial funding for all public healthcare services at a regional level.
Residency in a Long Term Care home is funded by the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, with a co-payment by the resident. Additional subsidies are available, dependent on financial circumstances.
In addition to permanent residency, there are some short term stay spaces available in some situations. Bennett Centre does not offer this option but there are other Long Term Care homes in Halton that do. The maximum amount of time a person can stay is 90 days per year. The short stay can provide respite for caregivers and/or supportive services often following a stay in a hospital.
The rates for residency in a Long Term Care home are set by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care annually. The system for determining cost is the same across the province.The government funds a portion of the fee and the resident contributes a co-payment.The only variations in cost are based upon the type of accommodation you choose (basic, semi-private or private) and whether your home of choice meets all current government design guidelines (classified as “A”) or is an older home which does not meet every guideline (classified as “B”, “C”, “Upgraded D” or “D”)
The current rates can be viewed on the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care website by clicking here.
A Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Coordinator will assess your needs, determine your eligibility for a Long Term Care home and guide you through the stages of the application process. Bennett Centre is in the Mississauga-Halton LHIN which you can access by phoning 905-855-5000 or clicking here. If you are in hospital, a social worker or discharge planner will assist with the application process.
Steps in the Application Process
The Mississauga-Halton LHIN website provides more details on the application process, as well as some helpful information. To access the LHIN website, click here.
Bennett Centre offers a choice of forty rooms with one bed and thirteen rooms with two beds, each of which has a two-piece washroom, built-in closets and a large picture window. Our room sizes exceed Ministry of Health & Long Term Care requirements, allowing extra living space.
Furniture supplied to each resident includes:
The rooms are decorated in a neutral colour scheme, ready for residents to add personal touches, and even some of their own furnishings if they wish.
The services provided at every Long Term Care home in Ontario are regulated by the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care. They are designed to help ensure that residents of Long Term Care homes receive safe, consistent, high-quality, and resident-centered care. Staffing and funding levels at Long Term Care homes are set by the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care.
Our activity programs consider the needs of all residents and we work hard to develop programs to meet their many tastes, interests and abilities. Recreation programs are offered seven days a week and we aim to serve those who are reluctant to participate, as well as those with limited capabilities. Programs are offered inside the home as well as through community outings. When someone moves into The Bennet Centre, the Recreation Coordinator visits to determine past and current social interests.
For convenience, an activity calendar is also posted in each resident’s room and provides specific details of program time and location. This calendar can be accessed on our website at www.bennettvillage.ca Relatives and friends are always welcome to participate!
A good meal and good company can add joy to anyone’s day. At Bennett Centre, we endeavor to make our meals a pleasant dining experience for both our residents’ taste buds and their spirits. Attractive, tasty and nutritious meals served in our Dining Rooms are prepared in our own kitchen. Seasonal menus offer daily choices and provide variety, plus meet the nutritional needs of the residents in accordance with the physician’s orders. Friends and family are welcome to join residents for a meal with a little notice.
Orange juice, Coffee, Tea
Oatmeal with Brown Sugar
Assorted Cold Cereals
Raisin Toast or Whole Wheat Toast with Margarine, Jelly/Jam or Peanut Butter
Assortment of Juices, Coffee, Tea
Tomato Rice Soup with Crackers
Turkey Pot Pie with Gravy
Whole Wheat Bread with Margarine
Pastrami Sandwich on Rye Bread
Chilled Tropical Fruit or Tapioca Pudding
Assortment of Juices, Coffee, Tea
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
Braised Veal Tips
Whole Wheat Break with Margarine
Buttertart Square or Mango
No one’s home is comprised solely of their room and, at Bennett Centre, we recognize that comfortable, convenient and useful common amenity areas are part of quality living for our residents. We have several attractive spaces for residents and families to enjoy. These include our charming dining room, welcoming lobby lounge, our handy recreation room and comfortable resident lounges.