EXETER VILLA NURSING & RETIREMENT HOME
Exeter Villa Long Term Care & Retirement Living is located in a rural area in the quaint and lovely, small town of Exeter, Ontario in Huron County. Exeter Villa is nestled around charming residential homes, in a lovely, manicured neighbourhood and it serves a wide area reaching from Grand Bend, up towards Grey-Bruce county, across to Perth, and down to Middlesex counties.
Exeter Villa boasts a single-story, brick-built, fully sprinklered home where community pride and support are evident in that generations of families have worked in and have even moved into Exeter Villa over the years as the preferred “home away from home” of choice.
Exeter Villa is a fully-accredited 47-bed LTC home that opened its doors to the community in 1986. Since additions/renovations were made in 1994 and the Basic/Ward accommodation allowance was changed in 2021, Exeter Villa currently has 42 actively filled LTC beds with a wait-list of an average
of over 70 applicants from the community. Exeter Villa has 4 additional Semi-Private beds available for Infection Prevention and Control purposes, and as always, 1 Private bed, the Serenity Suite, is available specifically for in-home Palliative purposes. The building and premises have secured access with safety systems that monitor both interior common spaces and exterior doors.
Exeter Villa LTC provides 24-hour professional, registered nursing, and certified personal care with access to a doctor, nurse practitioner, dietitian, physiotherapist, and other health professionals, as required. Phlebotomy services are provided in-house, and on-site. Assistance with medication, activities of daily living, whirlpool bathing, and enjoying meals and snacks included. Medical supplies and equipment (such as catheters, ostomy bags, or wound care supplies) and personal hygiene supplies are provided as are linen and basic furnishings, laundry, and housekeeping services. Residents enjoy daily recreation and social programs including spiritual, emotional, palliative, and end-of-life care.
Additional services include access to restorative and rehabilitative care and dementia or memory care, with Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) expertise, a Snoezelen room, and community support groups like Alzheimer Society and Senior’s Mental Health specializing in geriatric care needs. Exeter Villa enables access to respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, and the assistive devices program in order to make the most of the restorative care and rehabilitation programs. Access to dental care (dentist and/or dental hygienist) and hearing care services along with foot and hair care are all available on site. Pet therapy, music therapy, spiritual/pastoral care, and even retail therapy (tuck shop) rounds out the experience of having everything one might need and or desire. Exeter Villa has an active Residents’ Council and invites family members to join Family Council to advocate for their loved ones.
Exeter Villa has a co-located 66-suite Retirement Living side, which allows for continuity of care when a LTC bed is offered through Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) Placement protocol at the same location.
Exeter Villa is a proud part of ATK Care Group Limited, a family-owned, for-profit LTC that is incorporated with two other LTC homes, one located in Fordwich called Fordwich Village (33-bed, now 27) and the other, in Sutton, called River Glen Haven (119 now 77-bed LTC home).
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT EXETER VILLA?
Each month we will link the calendar of events here to keep everyone informed what's going on and the activities available.
Each month a newsletter is sent to the families of our Residents' and posted here for the most up-to-date information.
Our menus are developed by a Registered Dietitian in consultation with our Residents and updated twice a year.
THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Chad has worked at the Exeter Villa since December 2007. He is also a licensed electrician and has many other building maintenance talents. He is actively involved in the community as a hockey and baseball coach and has a strong passion for fishing, hunting, and the outdoors.
Erika has been with ATK Care since 2015 and brought with her over thirty years' experience in the Long Term Care and Retirement Living sector. Erika achieved top credentials in LTC Senior Management Leadership from the Canadian Healthcare Association and enjoys her work!
Brittany Van Nes
Director of Activities and Volunteer Services
Brittany has been working in Long Term Care for 12 years, and has spent the last 7 of those years following her passion for having fun. Brittany now serves as the Director of Activities & Volunteers Services at Exeter Villa, planning activities, acting as a liaison for our wonderful volunteers, and making memories with everyone at the Villa.
Brittany is looking forward to the many years ahead of her at Exeter Villa, and if you are interested in volunteering, please feel free to email her
Director of Nutrition and Support Services
Donna-Jean earned her Food Service Worker Certificate in 2005 and by 2010, she received her Cook 1 – Certificate of Qualifications. She continued to work her way up the ladder of success and by 2019 she had her Food Service & Nutrition Management Certificate. She worked at South Huron Hospital for 10 years and is happy to be at Exeter Villa now.
Peter is a licensed plumber and holds a variety of other certificates. He started his career locally at JMR Electric before working at the London Convention Centre and retiring from Wester University in 2020. Peter has been assisting at Exeter Villa since his retirement and enjoys getting to know and serve the staff, residents, and their families.
Roxane has lived and worked in Exeter for 37 years. Most will recognize her from the Service Ontario Office (License Office) where she has worked and managed things for the past 17 years. In 2021 Roxane joined Exeter Villa and she is excited to become part of the team and get to know everyone.
Infection Prevention And Control (IPAC) Lead
Janet is a Registered Nurse at Exeter Villa and has worked at Exeter Villa since 1993. Many of the residents know Janet as “the vampire” as Janet also collects blood specimens. she does her part to continue making it the best Home Away from Home possible for our Residents
155 John Street East