Making the decision to move a loved one to a long term care home is a difficult one. Finding the right home, planning and managing the move, and supporting your loved one through the transition can be an emotional journey.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph (SJHCG) provides a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for residents in our long term care facility. SJHCG has 240 LTC beds.

Delivering Best Practice Care

Our team of highly skilled and dedicated healthcare professionals work closely together to create care plans based on the unique needs of each person. Staff are trained in the gentle persuasion approach, a best practice in managing responsive behaviours that are often associated with confusion, anxiety, or dementia.

Promoting Social Connections and Engagement

Staying connected and engaged in meaningful activity is an important part of healthy aging. With a broad offering of social activities, residents can participate in recreational programs that interest them, including: music therapy, gardening, pet visits, trivia, bingo, active games, and more.

Each month, there are a number of recreational events that are also open to family members.

View monthly activity calendars

A Space That Promotes Healing

SJHCG offers beautiful outdoor gardens where residents can enjoy many activities or find a quiet moment to take in the fresh air. Unique to SJHCG is the St. Joseph’s Guelph Youth Farm. Residents can stroll or wheel through the youth farm, connect with its volunteers, and watch nature come to life.

Learn more about the Guelph Youth Farm.

Family Updates and Newsletters

Check out the latest family update here: Family and Friends Newsletter July 2024. We send out regular updates and newsletters to communicate important information, which includes upcoming events, and other changes at the health centre.

See a previous issue of the Newsletter here: Family Newsletter June 2024.

If you would like to be added to the LTC email list, or have ideas about information to include in future updates that might be helpful to other families, please reach out to the LTC administrative assistant at x4463 or email


To apply for long term care at SJHCG, contact the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) Home and Community Care at 310-2222, or visit

When families/individuals have been directed to do so by the WWLHIN, a tour of our facility can be arranged by emailing