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Safety Culture

All of us want to live and work in a safe environment, wherever we are. The IOOF Seniors Homes Inc. is committed to working together with Residents, families, staff and volunteers to ensure that we have a safe place to live and work – and to build and maintain a culture of safety. A safety culture refers to the organization’s commitment to health and safety and how information is shared, reported and used for health and safety improvement.

Staff share this commitment and responsibility for high quality, safe care and service for all Residents and clients and for maintaining the environment in a safe condition. Through an interdisciplinary team assessment approach, an integrated and comprehensive Care Plan is developed for each Resident. Safety is the foundation of this Care Plan.


All of us are responsible for maintaining a safety culture – staff, volunteer, Residents, and families. If you ever have a safety concern, please bring it to the attention of staff immediately – we appreciate your assistance and reminders. Everyone has a role in creating a safe place to live, work, volunteer and visit. Thanks in advance.

Safety and Security


The LTC Home has a comprehensive Fire Safety Plan, approved by the Barrie Fire Department, and an Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) in place that are tested regularly. Staff are trained in emergency response and participate in regularly scheduled drills. The Home conducts three fire drills a month, one on each shift as required by the LTC Homes Act, 2007 and a number of EP Plan exercises each year. The Home has fire alarm and sprinkler systems in place. Most of the LTC Home is sprinklered but one section of the Home remains to be retrofitted with sprinklers which will be done within the Ministry timeframe requirements by 2025.


Should the fire alarm sound when you are visiting in the Home, please follow the instructions as posted on the back door of each Resident room and instructions from our staff.


The Home also has controlled key-pad access with alarms for the safety of Residents, visitors and staff. Family and visitors are provided with the access codes to the main entrance and various home area doors - codes are revised from time-to-time, so please ask staff if you are unsure. The dementia care home areas feature an alarm system with security coded key-pad access to the unit entrance doors to ensure Resident safety.


The Home’s main entrance doors are key locked at night for added security. However if necessary, a procedure is in place so that you can gain after hours access in an urgent situation.