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Grandview Lodge Long Term Care
Grandview Lodge, 657 Lock Street West, Dunnville, Ontario, Canada, N1A 1V9
Phone: 905 774-7547
Fax: 905 774-1440

Video - A new way of caring for those with dementia
Grandview Lodge has been featured on Global News in a short video called "A new way of caring for those with dementia". 

Grandview Lodge was awarded the Innovation and Excellence Award at the Annual OANHSS Convention in April 2014.  Grandview Lodge was also nominated for the SAGE Service Awards for Geriatric Excellence.

Grandview Lodge provides 24 hour-long term care to a diverse population ranging in age from 18 to over 100 years. Through a judicial use of contracted professionals and a committed team of management and staff, Grandview Lodge provides high quality services while remaining fiscally responsible.  Grandview Lodge is a 128-bed home with four separate Resident Home Areas of 32 beds each. There are 4 private and 28 standard bedrooms in each area. In each home area there is a dining room, activation area, courtyard, spa room and nursing station for the 32 residents.

Grandview Lodge ... an Accredited home:  Accreditation Canada congratulates Grandview Lodge on meeting national standards of excellence in quality care and service.

Grandview Lodge ... a "scent-reduced" home:   Grandview Lodge provides a scent-reduced working and living environment.  All scents that are known to cause health concerns for Residents, staff or visitors are prohibited in Grandview Lodge.  These scents include but are not limited to plants, flowers, perfumes, hairsprays, air fresheners.

Grandview Lodge has the following to offer:

Nursing and Personal Care 

  • 24-hour nursing care under the supervision of RN
  • A secure area for wandering residents (Creek View)
  • Palliative care
  • Provision of incontinence products
  • Pharmacy services
  • Family conferences
  • Hairdresser/barber services (fee)
  • Identification bracelets upon admission (fee)
  • Dental Hygiene service
  • Wanderguard departure alert system (provides easy-to-use and effective protection against resident wandering)
  • RN/RPNs on site 24-hours per day dispensing medications, administering treatments and care plans
  • On-site physician care
  • Booking of referral appointments and procedures
  • Transportation to and from appointments (fee)
  • Medical supplies
  • Lab services (on-site)
  • Aberdeen Health & Community Foot Care services (fee)
  • Specialized geriatric services (on-site by referral)
  • Audiologist (on-site, fee)
  • Denturist (fee)
  • Mobile Dental Hygiene Services (all fees based on the Ontario Dental Hygiene guide)
  • Speech therapist (by referral)
  • Occupational therapist (by referral)
  • Physiotherapist and 2 PTAs (on-site)
  • Wheelchair/assistive devices (for exclusive use, resident must purchase their own)


  • Private rooms located at the end of each resident home area, which offer a comfortable sitting area and easy access to the outdoors. They have a larger floor space, ensuite washroom, two windows and sitting area.
  • Standard rooms offer a window view and wheelchair accessible washroom shared by 2 residents.
  • All rooms offer built in armoires, side tables, beds and a chair.
  • Cable/Internet access /Phone services available (fee) in each room.
  • Memory boxes are located outside each resident room to showcase a cherished memento. Each memory box comes with a key.
  • Bar fridges are allowed at the residents expense and personal upkeep is the responsibility of the resident and or family.
  • Washer and dryer are available for residents wishing to do their own laundry.

Laundry, Housekeeping, Maintenance
Machine washing and drying of resident's personal clothing. Ironing and mending are available for a monthly fee. Housekeeping maintains a clean, pleasant and home-like environment. Maintenance staff are on-site to maintain a safe and healthy environment.

GVL offers full meal service including:

  • 3 meals daily, snacks between meals and at bedtime
  • Dietician on-site weekly
  • Therapeutic diets, dietary supplements and assistive devices for feeding
  • A relaxed and pleasurable dining atmosphere

Social, Recreation, and Physical Activities 

  • Shopping days both on and off site
  • Personal shopper available for residents' individual needs
  • Tuck Shop (daily)
  • Library with computer access
  • Outings provided with the staff
  • Visiting pet therapy
  • 2 pet cockatiels named “Sunshine” and “Ozzie”
  • Pet cat “Montey” (Creek View/secure resident home area)
  • Church service weekly on a rotating basis with local churches
  • Movies
  • One to one visitation
  • Library cart
  • Interlink school programs
  • Wide range of in house recreation programs
  • Snoezelen Room (all 4 resident home areas)
  • Special events which include but are not limited to:
    • Ice cream socials
    • Fall fair
    • Family Day Picnic
    • Seasonal and community events
    • Alzheimer Society Walk for Memories
    • Monthly birthday parties
    • Weekly Pub Night

** One full-time Recreationist assigned for every home area (32 residents)

Grandview Lodge welcomes volunteers in many areas. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kim Tamburri, Program Supervisor, at 905 774-7547, ext 233 or email

Council and Committees
The Residents' Council, Resident Food Committee and Family Council provide valuable input into the lives of GVL's residents.
 Family Council Minutes
 Resident Council Minutes 

Grand Viewpoints
Grand Viewpoints is a monthly newsletter communicating to residents and family members pertinent information, upcoming events, etc. in regards to everyday life at GVL.
View the Grand Viewpoints newsletters 

Pdf Icon Annual Report, 2013 

How to become a Resident of Grandview Lodge?  The applicant or family member must first begin the application process with the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) 1-866-790-4642.  If the applicant is eligible, CCAC will help you to identify your needs, inform you of the criteria, explain how the admission process works, inform you of the fees and help you to apply. 

What happens when a bed becomes available?  When CCAC makes a bed offer to an applicant, the individual or family member has 24 hours to accept.  If the offer is declined, the applicant is taken off all waitlists and must begin the application process again. 

Pdf Icon Resident and Family Admission Booklet 

Tours are available Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Please contact Martina Collingridge, Unit Clerk, at 905 774-7547, ext 227, and leave a message to include your name and telephone number.
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Resident and Family Information Booklet
This handbook is designed to inform new Residents and their families what to expect when living at Grandview Lodge, and may also be used in the future as a reference.
pdf_miniInformation Booklet 

A Day Of Life
Quicktime Icon15 Minute Video; all your questions answered on long term care.
This video "A Day Of Life" allows seniors to have an understanding of what to expect when coming into Long Term Care. Information covers three specific topics: managing personal and financial affairs, what to expect when living in long term care and how to prepare yourself for a successful long term care. This information is conveyed by professionals, staff and as well as seniors being interviewed sharing their experiences.

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