About PLTC

Family owned and operated, Provincial Long Term Care provides quality care for seniors in Ontario small towns, guided by our founders’ principles of “People. Community. Dignity.”

After 40 years in operation, we remain committed to our mission to provide personal, quality care for the seniors who live with us. We pride ourselves in the longstanding relationships and deep roots we have formed within our communities through years of caring for, employing and doing business with our neighbours.

Our goal has always been to provide the best care possible in a personalized, home-like setting with our doors open to the community. This inclusive approach has helped us to develop strong community ties including strong links with valuable volunteers. Our homes are both retirement living and Long Term Care providing a continuum of care to the residents in the communities that we service.

Our homes and services meet the highest industry standards, being fully accredited with the Ontario Retirement Communities Association for over a decade.

Our History

The Journey Begins

Forty years ago Edward and Carolyn Ozimek, embarked on an adventure. At the time, they were faced with a tough decision. Edward was working for a company that was relocating from close to where they lived in Windsor Ontario to California. The decision was made that they would go, but at the last minute they had a change of heart and decided to be true to their roots in Canada. The ties that bind us all are very important, and the Ozimeks decided to keep those in place so that their siblings would grow up in Canada with family close by and not a five hour plane ride away. After this decision, the Ozimeks began the family business purchasing their first retirement home near to Windsor where they lived. It was a small home.

The Ozimeks worked then as they do today – together fully as partners bringing their individual strengths to bear. In time the home grew through two additions, and the entire family played a role at one time or another, mowing the lawn, painting, typing, washing dishes, cleaning, repairing the roof, – you name it. Carolyn Ozimek sewed curtains for the entire building. Their favourite days were the annual family celebration. All hands were on deck – including the grandparents – they had a band, refreshments, and lots of chatter and laughter. Somehow, the event always landed on the hottest day of the year.

The Business Grows

The Ozimek family business grew again when Errinrung came into the picture in January 1981. At the time, the nursing home existed as a 42 bed manor home with a two story wing on one side and a single story wing on the other. There was no elevator and everything was done by the staff going up and down the stairs. There was a massive honey bee-hive in the attic. In 1984, another addition was added to the east side and the entire structure was modified so that all licensed Nursing Home beds were moved to be on one floor only with all systems being upgraded to meet or exceed the then regulations of the day. The second floor became a Retirement Home. An elevator was added. So was air-conditioning. This sounds easy, but we can tell you the Ozimeks spent a lot of time there, and got to know Gray-Bruce winter driving very well!

For ten years, the home continued to serve the community. And at the end of that decade, Errinrung grew again. In 2004, the long-term care side increased to 60 residents and the retirement home grew as well. The facility was expanded to both the north and the south. The north expansion contains 18 licensed “A” beds. The south expansion provided new and improved dining, lounge, and activation areas. Sprinklers were added to our safety systems, all while maintaining original elements of the manor home. The ribbon cutting the next summer was a proud day for the Ozimeks – to see their work and dreams become a reality and to share it with the residents, families and staff of the home. There were 3 generations of our family in attendance.

Expansion

For those who are not aware, Errinrung is not alone. Over the years it has been joined by four sister-homes –Seaforth Manor in Seaforth, Queensway Nursing and Retirement Home in Hensall, Shelburne Residence in Shelburne and Regency Manor in Port Hope. All five are in wonderful communities and serve those that live there. All five are both long-term care and retirement living under a single roof and have a common history of renovations and improvements. The homes serve 303 seniors in long-term care and another 150 in retirement living.

A history of innovation

Over the years, in addition with improving the buildings and expanding them, the philosophy of care has grown. The Ozimeks were among the first in Ontario to create home-like environments by using finishes and furnishings that were not institutional. They brought the Eden Alternative approach to care to Ontario – which was later promoted as a best practice by the government and the Ozimeks embraced Gentle Care. They were in the first pilot of the Short Stay program twenty years ago and one of the first homes to provide peritoneal dialysis in a nursing home –again almost 20 years ago. On the technology side, they were pioneers in computerized care plans (in 1994 Errinrung was an early adopter in Ontario), charting.

They continue this legacy today with our point of care charting systems, advanced medication administration and safety systems and more. And it was all done simply because it made sense and was the right thing to do.

Our Motto

A couple years ago, The Ozimeks met with many of their employees about what they did, and why. The employees told them a great many things about the importance of their work and its impact. The Ozimeks took what they said that day, and boiled it down to three words – People Community and Dignity. Each day, they are guided by a powerful philosophy embodied in those three words. Because, in the end, it is not about the building, or the equipment, or the technology – those are just tools. It is about the people of the Homes – Residents, Families, Employees, Volunteers, and the Communities in which we live. It is about the community inside our homes and where we are located throughout Ontario and who we serve. And it is about each individuals right to live, work, and interact in a situation of respect and goodwill with dignity.

Family owned and operated, Provincial Long Term Care provides quality care for seniors in Ontario small towns, guided by our founders’ principles of “People. Community. Dignity.”

After 40 years in operation, we remain committed to our mission to provide personal, quality care for the seniors who live with us. We pride ourselves in the longstanding relationships and deep roots we have formed within our communities through years of caring for, employing and doing business with our neighbours.

Our goal has always been to provide the best care possible in a personalized, home-like setting with our doors open to the community. This inclusive approach has helped us to develop strong community ties including strong links with valuable volunteers. Our homes are both retirement living and Long Term Care providing a continuum of care to the residents in the communities that we service.

Our homes and services meet the highest industry standards, being fully accredited with the Ontario Retirement Communities Association for over a decade.