County appoints new Director of Long-Term Care and Senior Services

Megan Garland is the new Bruce County Director of Long-Term Care and Senior Services as of April 29th, 2021 (Photo provided by Adam Ferguson, Corporate Communications Specialist Corporation of the County of Bruce)

Bruce County has appointed a new Director of Long-Term Care and Senior Services.

In a release on May 7th, the county announced that they have hired Megan Garland as the new Bruce County Director of Long-Term Care and Senior Services as of April 29th of this year. Garland will now oversee the long-term care homes in Wiarton and Walkerton as a member of the County’s Senior Leadership Team. She will be working with administrators and staff in both of the homes to make sure that residents and their families are receiving effective and compliant service. Garland will also “explore Bruce County’s role and engagement needs in the broader senior services of the Bruce and Grey community.”

Garland first joined Bruce County in December of 2020 as the Administrator at Gateway Haven in
Wiarton, bringing prior experience as an administrator and senior leader responsible for a system of several long
term care homes. The release states that both Brucelea Haven in Walkerton and Gateway Haven in Wiarton will continue to ensure a robust pandemic response, an Essential Caregiver Program, and virtual visiting opportunities.

For more information, families can continue to contact the long term care home administrators with any questions and concerns.

“Bruce County’s Long Term Care Homes remain in full compliance with the Long Term Care Homes Act and all associated regulations. Earlier this year, Bruce County developed and announced a new structure for oversight of our long term care homes and related senior services. We welcome Megan Garland into her newly created leadership role of Director, Long Term Care and Senior Services,” noted Councillor Chris Peabody, Chair of the Long Term Care Homes Committee of Management.