Sunset Village and Manor
49 Raglan Street, Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 4X1 (705) 445-4499
Sunset Manor Home for the Aged is a municipal, Long-Term Care facility. The Manor was established and is operated under the auspices of the Homes for the Aged and Rest Homes Act. It is located on 8.56 acres of land at the corner of Raglan and Erie Streets in the Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe.
Sunset Manor provides accommodation, support services and nursing and personal care service for 148 permanent residents and 2 short-stay residents.
Sunset Manor was first established in 1968 by County of Simcoe By-Law 2989. The 148 bed "residential" facility opened on September 15, 1969. In 1972, with the enactment of the new Extended Care Act, 72 of the beds were designated "extended care". A "special care" wing was created to meet the needs of up to 32 cognitively impaired residents. These changes resulted in the capacity of the home increasing to 152, plus 5 "infirmary" beds. In 1985 an additional 13 residential beds were converted to "extended care".
In 1988, an agreement between the Town of Collingwood and the County of Simcoe resulted in the exchange of an equal amount of land to facilitate the construction of a 45 unit non-profit housing project on Erie Street.
In 1993, as part of the provincial long-term care reform initiative, as detailed in Bill 101 An Act Respecting Long-Term Care, Sunset Manor was designated a long-term care facility. As such all of the accommodation was formally designated "long-term care facility beds".
That same year, the approval to operate two of the beds was transferred to Georgian Manor and in 1994, two beds where officially designated "Short-Stay" or respite care.
By 1995, all of the spaces used for the "infirmary" beds were converted to other uses as "infirmary beds" were no longer required.
A major redevelopment project for Sunset Manor received final approval in early 1995. Construction of the three phased project commenced in April, 1995 and completed in June, 1997. The official rededication of the New Sunset Manor was conducted on June 21, 1997. The redevelopment resulted in the entire facility being brought up to current long-term care standards, with significantly enhanced resident, staff and community "outreach" services. The facility is a two storey structure consisting of approximately 136,000' sq. Residents accommodation is decentralized into five resident care units, called houses, consisting of two 24 bed secure units called West Simcoe and South Simcoe and two 35 bed units called Georgian 1 & 2 and one 32 bed unit called Collingwood 2. Sixty percent of resident rooms are private with an ensuite washroom and forty percent are semi-private (2 bed rooms) with an ensuite washroom. Each house has its own dining/servery, activation, lounge, and staff support space. The facility has two elevators and an emergency power generator. Core areas provide staff support space including, management and administration offices, meeting rooms, staff library, staff lounge and locker rooms, beauty salon/barber and podiatry service space, main kitchen, laundry services and power plant. Communal space for residents and public include; visitors dining room, living room with fire place, library, therapy room, tuck shop, auditorium, worship centre and community outreach space.
In 1997 arrangements were made to accommodate the Victorian Order of Nurses Day Away Program and the Red Cross Community Health Services Program in community outreach space. In 1998, Hospice Georgian Triangle also joined the community.
The Manor presently provides Meals-on-Wheels, Short-Stay, and Podiatry Services to individuals in the local community, "co-op" and clinical training experiences for students, community meeting space and support services to Sunset Village.
The Manor is responsible to a Committee of Management called the Seniors' Services Committee. The Committee is composed of members appointed from among the elected representatives of Simcoe County Council along with one appointed representative from each of the Cities of Barrie and Orillia.
The programs and services of the Manor are regulated by the Residential Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health. The Manor is "accredited" by the Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation and is a full member of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors.
In December, 1997, Sunset Village, a three storey, 40 suite, self funded, seniors, life lease housing project was completed next to the Manor. The two facilities are physically linked by a short, connecting corridor. Sunset Manor provide general administration services and building maintenance for the residents of Sunset Village.
Life Lease is a unique option for a mature adult and senior population. A Life Lease project allows the resident an opportunity to purchase an interest in their project and to "share" in the appreciated value of the building and property. Seniors can potentially earn a return on their investment similar to the equity growth in their own home, without the headaches and worries associated with the maintenance of their property. Life Lease creates a sense of community and well being for the residents.
Life Lease housing gives a resident the right to occupy a unit and to use the common facilities for their lifetime. The resident under a Life Lease housing arrangement also has the right to transfer to a future resident their right to occupy a unit and use of the common facilities. This right of transfer is subject to certain conditions that ensures the integrity of the residential complex.
Residents share the ongoing operating costs through payment of a monthly occupancy fee.
Benefits of Sunset Village
The opportunity for capital investment and security of tenure.
All maintenance costs are the responsibility of the non-profit organization and are paid for under a monthly Occupancy Fee.
The economies of scale of developing a multi-residential building usually results in lower maintenance and operating costs than in private residences.
In some instances, non-profit organizations contribute land or financial resources towards the development which even further reduces capital costs.
Life Lease projects provide residents who live alone with a reassuring and supportive environment.
The common facilities of Life Lease projects allow the residents to interrelate and create a sense of community and well being.
Sunset Village Facts
CORPORATION: The County of Simcoe is a municipal organization which operates on strictly a not-for-profit basis. The Committee of Management under the direction of members of Simcoe County Council oversees four Homes for Long Term Care; including Sunset Manor in Collingwood, Simcoe manor in Beeton, Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene and Trillium Manor in Orillia. The organizational structure and management of their building is through a Residents Association.
LOCATION: The location of Sunset Village is in Collingwood at Raglan and Erie Street. The property is located adjacent to Sunset Manor, across the street from the Royal Canadian Legion and ballpark with excellent accessibility to public transportation, parks, hospital, downtown Collingwood and Sunset Point Park.
BUILDING TYPE: One 40 unit condominium style building with 3 stories and elevator access designed to blend with Sunset Manor and the current residential neighbourhood.
COMPOSITION: The unit composition of the building is:
- Wheelchair accessible, security entrance system
- Modern kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and optional built-in dishwasher
- Walk-in closet in the 2 bedroom units
- Large storage area with hook-up for washer and dryer
- Individual heating and air conditioner controls
- All doors provide for barrier free accessibility, easy open doors with lever handles
- Location of electrical switches, receptacles and thermostats in easy reach
- Ensuite washroom off master bedroom in the 2 bedroom units
- Emergency call system through Red Cross Homecare (Life call)
- Security controlled entrance system
- Resident sitting lounge on each floor
- Air conditioned units
- Large multi-purpose room/dining room designed for meal service
- Communal balcony on each floor
- Common laundry room on 2 of 3 floors
- Surface parking
- Wheelchair accessible common areas
- Access to social activities, programs and tuck shop at Sunset Manor through a glass enclosed corridor link
- Emergency power supply
- Full sprinkler system and monitored with smoke and heat detectors
MONTHLY OCCUPANCY FEE: Varies according to unit size and is payable once the resident takes possession of their apartment on the 1st day of the month. Cheques should be received at the Administration office at Sunset Manor by the 20th day of the previous month. The fees for management costs include: replacement reserve for future replacement of capital items, interior/exterior common area cleaning and maintenance, insurance on property and building, water and sewage charges and property taxes.
COSTS PAID BY RESIDENTS:
- Individual unit telephone and cable TV
- Content insurance on personal belongings (condo insurance package)
LEASE: For legal description of terms and conditions, please refer to Lease Agreement