Bayfield Retirement Manor
In the photo, left to right are: North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford, North Grenville Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman, MPP Clark, Southbridge Care Homes Managing Director Keith McIntosh, Kemptville District Hospital CEO Frank Vassallo, Merrickville-Wolford Mayor Doug Struthers and Bayfield Manor Executive Director Gerry Miller. Photo submitted.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has created 94 new long-term care beds at Bayfield Manor in Kemptville. Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, was in Kemptville to make the announcement at the existing long-term care home, alongside Southbridge Care Homes’ Managing Director, Keith McIntosh. Currently, Bayfield Manor is home to 66 long-term care residents. The addition of 94 long-term care beds will allow for more seniors to receive the care they require.

“I am pleased to join Bayfield Manor in announcing that 94 more patients will be able to receive long-term care close to home in the North Grenville and Merrickville-Wolford areas. Our community’s need for greater long-term care capacity has been the subject of strong advocacy by me and many other voices for years. I’m proud that our government is not only listening, but starting to take action,” said Clark. “Seniors built our great province and they should have access to care promptly and close to where they live. Today’s announcement is a great start to begin relieving pressure on our local hospitals and to bring comfort for families with a loved one on the long-term care wait list.”

Operated by Southbridge Care Homes, Bayfield Manor works closely with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, which helps fund and coordinate services for residents in the region. For more information about Bayfield Manor, please visit

“We are pleased to be able to not only maintain long-term care in Kemptville, but through the support of MPP Steve Clark and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, expand our capacity by an additional 94 beds,” said McIntosh. “These 160 total beds will continue our commitment to providing consistent, high-quality health care for Kemptville seniors both now and into the future.”

Creating Caring Environments for seniors is a remarkable responsibility that Southbridge Care Homes takes seriously. Managing 37 long-term care, retirement and independent living communities across Ontario, we strive to ensure our residents feel connected, supported, loved and cared for. We plan to redevelop our communities so that we may continue to provide consistent, high-quality care for our residents now and in the future.

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