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  • Harold & Grace Baker Centre

A Not-for-Profit Retirement Residence and Long-Term Care Home

Assisted living retirement residence and long-term care home offering quality care at affordable rates in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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About Us

One of the few homes of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area

Nestled in a quiet area of western Toronto, the Harold & Grace Baker Centre is a Seniors Retirement Community which offers assisted living in 92 private suites on four floors and 120 licensed long-term care beds in two separate single-story wings.

The Baker Centre is distinctive in that it is both a Retirement Residence and a Long-Term Care Home. Residents can be assured that, as their care needs change, the Baker Centre can seamlessly support the transition through a wide range of service and care programs.

Opened in 1984, the Baker Centre is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The staff are employees of the Baker Centre and are professionally managed by Extendicare Inc., one of Canada’s leading providers of seniors’ accommodation, care and services. As a not-for-profit corporation, the Baker Centre offers its residents quality care at affordable rates.

Services

Explore our services

Senior Couple Enjoying Meal Together
Retirement Residence
For seniors seeking an independent lifestyle with some level of personal care and support
Senior women with caregiver
Long-Term Care Home
Helping live life to the fullest extent possible by supporting health and well-being

A Retirement Residence (sometimes called a senior home) and a Long-Term Care Home (sometimes called a nursing home) are both places where communities of seniors live. A retirement residence is for seniors seeking an independent lifestyle with some level of personal care and support. A long-term care home is for seniors who require round-the-clock supervision and nursing care. Long-term care homes are subsidized by the provincial government and admission to a long-term care home requires a referral by a physician or government agency.

Accreditations

Official regulatory requirements and standards

Retirement Residence

The Harold & Grace Baker Centre Retirement Residence is licensed by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA), an arm’s length regulatory authority created by the Province of Ontario under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (Act). The RHRA is responsible for licensing and inspecting retirement homes as well as overseeing compliance and enforcing the Act for the protection of residents.

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The Retirement Residence also meets the comprehensive set of operating standards set by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA). Established in 1977, ORCA is a non-profit, voluntary professional association that represents more than 420 retirement residences province-wide. ORCA sets professional operating standards, inspects and accredits Ontario-based retirement residences.

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The Harold & Grace Baker Centre is a member of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA).

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Long-Term Care Home

The Baker Centre Long-Term Care Home is licensed, monitored and regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care (MTLC).

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The Harold & Grace Baker Centre Long-Term Care Home meets the international standards of excellence set by CARF International, an accrediting agency recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.

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The Baker Centre is also a member of the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA), the largest long term care provider association in Ontario.

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Mission and core values

Our clearly defined values and shared vision are reflected in our professional operating culture

The mission of the Baker Centre is to provide high quality, contemporary, client-centered services in a home-like environment to a multi-cultural community.

Our success is enhanced through close cooperation and collaboration with residents, their families, volunteers, the Baker Centre Health Care Foundation, community organizations and other stakeholders.

  • Care and compassion – we treat each resident with empathy, sensitivity and consideration of their unique needs.
  • Respect – relationships within and external to the Baker Centre are characterized by mutual respect, fairness, integrity, loyalty and cooperation.
  • Accountability – we accept responsibility for our actions and are committed to maintaining the skills required for current and anticipated job requirements.
  • Innovation – we are always open to new ideas to improve the delivery of care and the adoption of improved techniques and methods of operation.
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Testimonials

Trusted by residents

Wendy D.

"I would like to thank the Harold and Grace Baker Centre for the quality of care I received. From the very first day I was treated with respect and compassion. I was frightened after my surgery and didn’t know what to expect. Staff were there to make me feel secure and comfortable at all times. My fears quickly vanished. Management answered all my questions and made it easy and stress free! I quickly made many friends. The positive attitude and optimism they possess, made each day hopeful and happy; this helped contribute to my fast recovery! My stay here has been a true blessing. Special thanks to Director of Health and Wellness Susan Michalchuk, Lifestyle Consultant Rob Adair, PSWs Lani, Anna Eulette and Anne-Marie. Nurses Ryan and Sal, program department Shin. Resident Franca V. Also, thanks to kitchen staff who made meals so delicious."

Mary G.

"I find the staff very co-operative and pleasant. It is a safe place to live."

Franca M.

“The Baker Centre is a safe, clean and friendly place to live. I enjoy daily recreational activities and the beautiful grounds.”

Franca V.

"I like the service I get here. They care for us. It's so clean and the grounds are so beautiful."

Rod R.

"With its affordable rates and high-quality care, no one is left out at the Baker Centre - everyone counts."

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A few things that are good to know

Booking a tour of the Baker Centre is easy. Let us know how to reach you by completing our Book a Tour form and we will get back to you to arrange a visit.

The Baker Centre is always looking for more volunteers. If you have a passion for spending time with the elderly and can contribute some time to our home, we’d love to speak with you about possible opportunities.

All volunteer candidates are required to complete a comprehensive application. More details will be provided if a suitable opportunity is found.

If you would like to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please let us know how to reach you by completing our simple volunteer callback request form and we will get back to you to discuss next steps.

Donations can be made online, by mail, and over the phone. Details are provided on the page titled “How to Make a Donation”.

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