Long-Term Care

Northumberland County is committed to protecting the health and well-being of residents and staff. Infection prevention and control measures such as PPE for all staff, mandatory masking for visitors, regular screening and testing, and enhanced cleaning practices remain in place at the Golden Plough Lodge. Please see the information below for other COVID-19 measures and updates.

COVID-19 Measures and Updates
  • All general visitors, including children under the age of 5, can resume visits
  • Four indoor visitors per resident are currently permitted. These may be any combination of general visitors and/or essential caregivers
  • Proof of vaccination for essential caregivers and visitors is no longer required
  • Visitors will undergo active screening and Rapid Antigen Testing (except children 5 years old and younger)
  • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided
  • Limits on outdoor visits have been lifted and our regular practices on use of available outdoor spaces are in place
  • Testing for outdoor visits is not required
  • Palliative care visits will be maintained, with full PPE

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days, please show proof of your positive test result.

For more information, please call our COVID-19 Update Hotline at 905-372-8759 ext. 6005.

The Golden Plough Lodge (GPL) is an accredited 151 bed municipal long-term care home located in Cobourg. 

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. 3226.

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.