In 1970 Alex and Roberta "Bobbie" Jarlette purchased a long-term care facility and moved their young family to Midland, Ontario. The conscientious young couple, having always set high standards for themselves, concentrated their efforts on the long-term care facility to meet their vision and values. Alex and Bobbie then began a journey that continued over 30 years. It was and still is, important to the Jarlette Family that they provide compassionate, family oriented care in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

This compassionate approach and obvious pursuit of excellence impressed the members of their new community. Their small facility steadily attracted more and more residents until expansion was inevitable. They have never looked back, yet have never forgotten their vision and have continued to make an outstanding difference in the lives of others.

Bobbie and Alex's children have grown, with families of their own, now also work with them to uphold the model their parents set in caring for the elderly. Together, with over 1600 employees, they implement this attentive and compassionate standard, caring for over 1600 residents at their 14 long-term care homes and 6 retirement lodges.

At Jarlette Health Services we continue to proactively strive to make an outstanding difference in the lives of our residents, their families and the communities that surround us.


  • " "Everyday I start my day with someone else's cooking, how can it get any better?"... "

    5 Stars
    A Resident
    Waterside Retirement Lodge - Wasaga Beach

  • " Thank you for keeping our Mom as comfortable as you possibly could during her stay at the Villa. Your exceptional care, kindness and compassion far exceeded our expectations of a Long Term Care facili... "

    5 Stars
    Liz and Murray M.
    The Villa Care Centre - Midland

  • " Just a note to say thank you very much for all you do. First, how you care for our parents - THANK YOU! Second, how easily you have made our family feel welcome - THANK YOU! We look forward to ou... "

    5 Stars
    Restemayer Family
    Roberta Place Retirement Lodge - Barrie

  • " I want to send a special review to your psw Faith. She was caring for my family member this past summer and I cannot remember a day she wasn’t compassionate and happy. She truly made my loved one feel... "

    5 Stars
    Lorraine M
    Elizabeth Care Centre - Val Caron