Barnswallow Place Care Community in Elmira

Welcome to Barnswallow Place

Barnswallow Place Care Community is situated in Elmira’s picturesque community just north of Waterloo. Located in the heart of Mennonite country, a horse and buggy can often be seen standing at the hitching post; and an enclosed courtyard offers residents and family members a great opportunity to enjoy the gardens.

Our care community name reflects the neighbourhood “Birdland,” where all the streets are named after birds. Opened in November 2000, Barnswallow Place is known for its homey, bright, and close-knit atmosphere, where we offers 96 residents a choice of private or shared accommodations, and a wide range of programs. Air-conditioning is available in common areas and all resident rooms. Our “Gentle Care” approach allows residents a flexible breakfast program, and a secure home area includes music therapy, Montessori programs, and a sensory room.

Executive Director
Catherine Schalk
Director of Care
Julaine Elwin
519-669-5777 x3010
Infection Prevention & Control Lead
Sarah Hubbert
519-669-5777 x1088
If you have a concern or complaint about the health, safety, or wellbeing of a person living in long term care, we encourage you to bring it to the attention of the care community and its manager. You may also contact the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s toll-free telephone number for making complaints at 1-866-434-0144, with the hours of operation: 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

Amenities and Services

  • Meals/Dining rooms
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • 24/7 Emergency Response
  • Parking
  • 24/7 nursing and personal care
  • On-site medical care
  • Exercise classes
  • Recreational programs

image of a group of smiling seniors exercising

Kind words from residents and families

  • “My mom has been a resident [at Barnswallow Place Care Community] for almost 9 years… I have personally witnessed the caring, compassion and respect the staff provide to all residents. I will forever be grateful to this facility for the care my mom has and continues to receive. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this long-term care facility to anyone.”

  • “The Sienna Living nursing staff are conscientious, available to talk and very caring. I have heard many good stories about [Barnswallow Place Care Community] and they are proving correct. Not all LTC facilities show this way and I'm thankful that this facility was available when my Mom needed care.”

  • “It was a very emotional thing to have to put my wife in a home. I was understandably worried about the care she would receive. In the short time she has been [at Barnswallow Place Care Community] the staff, from the front office to the staff working the floors, have been wonderful.”

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