Long-Term Care

Northumberland County is committed to protecting the health and well-being of residents and staff. Precautionary measures have been put in place across County programs and services to support community action against the spread of COVID-19. For program and service updates, visit our COVID-19 Service Updates page.

The Golden Plough Lodge (GPL) is an accredited 151 bed municipal long-term care home located in Cobourg. Our Long Term Care Service Accountability Agreement outlines our commitment to quality care.

Dignity, respect and compassion are the cornerstones of our home and the services we provide. See our Strategic Plan for an overview of our mission, vision, values and goals. We follow the Eden Alternative Philosophy of Care, enhancing a resident-centred community.

Our services

Our staff deliver services to support resident quality of life including:

  • Health Services
  • Resident & Family Services
  • Dietary Services
  • Environmental Services
  • Financial Services
  • Residents Council
  • Family Council

To receive a digital copy of our Orientation Guide including a detailed overview of our services, please submit a request using our Document Request form.


The Golden Plough Lodge offers basic, semi-private and private accommodation. Subsidized rates may be offered for basic rooms, based upon resident annual income.

Accommodation rates are set each July by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Admission application

Contact the Central East Local Health Integration Network (CE-LHIN) by telephone: at 905-430-3308, or toll-free: 1-800-263-3877.

Tour our home

To arrange a tour, please call 905-372-8759 ext. 3268.

Involvement in our home

There are many ways to get involved including:

Donate to our home

Our redevelopment project

We are building a new 180-bed Golden Plough Lodge facility by December 2022. Learn more about our redevelopment project.