From 1968 to Today
Home and History
Grove Park Home is a charitable not for profit Long Term Care Home established in 1968 as a grassroots Christian Ministry. Addressing the need for increased seniors facilities in Barrie, the Church of Christ initiated the project that brought together government offices, private business and the local community.
Originally a “Home for the Aged” with 68 beds, Grove Park Home now cares for 143 Long Term Care residents as well as offering Retirement Living suites and an Adult Day Program. Our story is long but at its root is the never ending desire to provide continuous quality care for the seniors we serve daily.
Care has changed over the decades. Once, residents came through our doors, suitcase in hand ready to “retire” in a nursing home. Today our residents arrive by wheelchair or ambulance and will have multiple physical and/or cognitive impairments. Our staff and infrastructure has adapted over the decades to meet these challenges.
Our Home is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. This dedicated group of professionals bring experience in engineering, finance, healthcare, Home history and more, offering the Home guidance in our daily operations. The Board of Directors ensures we adhere to our Mission Statement, Home Policy, and are compliant with Ministry guidelines.
From 15 original staff, the Home now has over 200 dedicated and caring staff directed by a passionate and experienced management team. The Home is governed by an inspirational and supportive volunteer Board of Directors. Grove Park Home continues to uphold its Christian values and this entire team is committed, every day, to providing excellent care.