Should you have further questions, or would like some more information, please contact our administration office. Tours are every Tuesday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm in the Nursing Home.

If you feel you do not need nursing home care, we also have a retirement home available that may meet your needs. The retirement home is called Tufford Manor and tours are available with the Administrator. The Manor may provide a suitable level of care at this time including basic care needs, meals, housekeeping, laundry and activities.

Tufford Nursing Home
315 Queenston Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2P 2X4

Tel: (905) 682-0503

Welcome to Tufford Nursing Home, a Long Term Care Facility, serving the heart of the community since 1960. The facility is located close to hospitals and is easily accessible. Tufford has a total of 64 residents. We offer the comfort and amenities you deserve in a safe and congenial environment, combined with care geared to meet your personal needs.
We provide our residents with the highest level of quality care. Our home complies with all relevant legislation and other regulations affecting the facility operations. Attention to individual needs and a focus on quality of life are a priority at Tufford Nursing Home. We provide for the appropriate lifestyle needs of each individual by means of active participation of both families and staff development. The home is committed to holistic viewpoint, by considering all residents physically, emotionally and spiritually, in a manner which promotes attitudes of respect, dignity and positive regard.

Through a specialized team of services, it is Tufford's objective to maximize the wellness and growth of each individual by not only enhancing physical support and restoration but also by assisting each resident in developing new interests and skills. Variety and companionship including plants, pets, and children serve as an axis in the Nursing Home.

Nursing and Medical Service:
Our nursing staff meet Ministry of Health requirements. Each nurse is selected for their commitment, experience, and specialized training in dealing with health needs related to aging. However, most importantly, they provide the highest level of supportive personalized care, including palliative care. Our 24 hours a day nursing team consists of Registered Nurses, Practical Nurses, and Health Care Aides. Tufford is proud of the quality of our Nursing Staff and the leadership qualities they exclude. Physicians are available and attend to the residents' needs regularly. Arrangements will be made for those residents who prefer their own family physician and those who need a specialist.
 
Meal Service:
Full meal service is provided three times a day with nutritional snacks available in between. Meals are prepared based on pre-planned menus by trained staff.
 
Other On-Site Services:
We offer exemplary health care at all care levels. Besides regular visits by a physician, a number of other on-site services are available to residents such as: social worker, physiotherapy, podiatry, dental, optometry, hairdressing, dietician, laboratory and pharmaceutical services.
Tufford Nursing Home recognizes the need for family and community participation. We encourage family and friends to join us for meals in our dining lounge. It is a time and place to enjoy both great tasting and nutritionally balanced food, in a pleasant, homey atmosphere.

Your cultural needs are addressed with the highest respect at Tufford. Not only are families and friends encouraged to visit as long and as often as possible, but they are invited to participate in the betterment of the care that we offer, and encouraged to participate in Residents Council, and Family Member Meetings.

 
The Activation Department is geared towards life enrichment services and programs, which meet the personal interest of our residents. Activities are set at a leisurely pace , yet enable each resident to remain active both physically and mentally. The activity program includes: Discussion Groups, Arts and Crafts, Bingo, Gardening, Outings, Entertainment and Exercise. Volunteer and community involvement helps us offer other activities such as: Religious Services; Bus Tours; Pet Therapy; Barbeque, Gardening; and Intergenerational visits.