How do I apply for admission to the Charityís Villa Leonardo Gambin long term care residence?
The initial step is to contact the CCAC (Community Care Access Centre, an agency of the Ontario government) in your area, or if you are already receiving services from the CCAC contact your Case Manager and request to complete an application for Long Term Care.
For further information
you can go to search the internet at www.310CCAC.ca or call 310-CCAC (310-2222).
What are the costs for living at Villa Leonardo Gambin?
The fees for accommodation are set out by the Ontario Ministry of Health and are revised annually in July. Villa Leonardo Gambin offers Private and Basic Rooms. The CCAC will provide you with all the appropriate rate information.
Is there a wait list?
Currently, the Villa Leonardo Gambin long term care residence has a waitlist of over 300 applicants. The waitlist is maintained and updated by the Central CCAC. The wait times for admission will vary depending on the type of accommodation you have selected, the level of care required by the applicant and if the applicant is in crisis in the community. If you are contacted by the CCAC for an admission, you have 24 hours to accept the bed and 5 days to move into the residence. Declining a bed may impact your position on the wait list.
What happens if there is an outbreak at the residence?
Villa Leonardo Gambin has an Outbreak Management Protocol in place to deal with Respiratory and Gastro-Intestinal outbreaks. If a potential outbreak is in progress immediate measures will be implemented to reduce the transmission of disease. All residence area staff will immediately communicate concerns of infection transmission to the charge nurse. The Registered staff will implement initial infection control measures as appropriate according to signs and symptoms presented, including isolation of affected resident(s) and use of transmission based precautions. Staff will then notify attending the physician and obtain any orders. Staff will then contact families of infected residents and explain the signs and symptoms of the suspected outbreak and any precautions that have been implemented. The home discourages any physical contact during an outbreak to limit the spread of the outbreak. Families are encouraged to call their loved ones and the home for updates.
The Infection Control Practitioner will review the line listing and identify if the definition of an outbreak is met. The Infection Control Practitioner will:
- Communicate suspected outbreak to all department managers and the Medical Director.
- Notify the Public Health Unit of the suspected outbreak and identify any testing or special measures to be implemented.
- Notify the CCAC that an outbreak is in progress and inform them when it is declared over.
- Ensure that residents and family members are made aware of and kept up to date on any outbreak that is in progress.
Are residents allowed to walk around the Friuli Centre campus?
The Villa Leonardo Gambin Residence is part of the Friuli Centre Campus and residents that are independent and physically and cognitively aware can stroll the campus. Residents that require assistance will be accompanied by staff or volunteers.
Can residents go to Mass?
Currently, the Villa Leonardo Gambin residence offers Roman Catholic Mass every other Wednesday at 2:00pm in our Multi Purpose Room. Mass is offered by the priests from St. Roch's Parish. In addition, the residence offers Rosary on Fridays at 2:00pm in the Chapel.
Can family or friends bring food into Villa Leonardo Gambin for residents?
If you want to bring
food and beverages into the home, please consult with the registered nursing
staff prior to your visit. Some foods require refrigeration, special storage,
or could be harmful for those on special diets or medications. We ask that no
food be left in a residentís room unless discussed with the registered nursing
staff. Only non-perishable food should be brought in and must be stored in an
airtight container and labeled with the residentís name and the date it was
Where can I get additional healthcare information?
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term-Care
Community Care Access Centre
Public Health Agency of Canada
York Region Public Health