Why invest in North Simcoe healthcare? Lifestyle and demand —
North Simcoe is situated in the Heart of Georgian Bay and the beauty and wholeness of the area creates a lifestyle second to none. North Simcoe has been identified as an area set to experience significant population growth (Places to Grow) and is gifted with a high proportion of seniors with 29% of the area’s residents being over sixty years old (Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2011). The demand for new services, which respond to our aging population and compliment our current assets, are countless. The distance from major population centers for North Simcoe’s residents highlights the business opportunity while responding to the growing needs of the residents.
In response to these demographic changes, North Simcoe is building on its comprehensive healthcare infrastructure, which includes two significant anchors; namely the internationally recognized Waypoint Centre for Mental Health and the Georgian Bay General hospital (GBGH).
Georgian Bay General Hospital is a 122-bed hospital located in Midland serving the communities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Townships of Tay and Tiny, Christian Island, Georgian Bay Township and Springwater Township. Located in historic Huronia on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay, just 90 minutes north of Toronto, GBGH offers services comparable to other community hospitals in the province supporting the general health care needs of our patients.
The Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is a 301-bed psychiatric hospital providing acute and long-term psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services to Simcoe County, Dufferin County and Muskoka/Parry Sound. Waypoint is the region’s only specialty mental health hospital and have the province’s only high secure forensic mental health programs for clients served by both the mental health and justice systems.
Georgian Village, Penetanguishene’s 60+ lifestyle community offers a unique lifestyle opportunity, which enhances health and vitality while providing a choice of housing and care options. Georgian Village has something for everyone, from the independent living in Garden Homes and Apartment Suites, to Retirement Living, Affordable Housing and Long Term Care. Georgian Village invites you to explore the environmentally efficient design, the County of Simcoe’s first silver LEED certified building boasting ultra-energy efficiency while providing a healthier, comfortable living environment. Downsizing in style is yours at Georgian Village, with age-in-place designs and direct access to a complete community with a wide range of social and recreational activities.
CSC CHIGAMIK CHC provides a combination of primary care, health promotion programs and community development initiatives that are culturally-relevant, holistic as well as available in English and French. Using interprofessional teams of health providers, the programs and services are considered and planned from a holistic perspective, connecting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being in an interconnected circle.
With over 40 years of experience, Jarlette Health Services cares for more than 1600 residents at 20 Retirement and Long Term Care Homes throughout Ontario. Jarlette Health Services is a Canadian, family run business. Their core purpose is to Make an Outstanding Difference in the Lives of Others by providing seniors’ services to bilingual and rural communities.