How do I or a family member become admitted to a Nursing Home?
to a nursing home begins with a referral to the local office of Department
of Social Development. An
evaluation of a candidate's long term
health and social needs is completed, and if it is determined that the
applicant is eligible for nursing home service their name will
be sent to all nursing homes within 100 km of the individual's home. The
individual, or their designate, must then contact the nursing home of choice to
make formal application and discuss with the Executive Director or Director of
Nursing the process of actual admission, i.e. date, time and what to bring.
Is it possible for a resident to get financial assistance?
A Nursing Home resident, if unable to
pay the cost of service, may be eligible for subsidy through
Social Development. If a subsidy is required the
Department must first complete a financial assessment of the resident's income
and assets. For more information on the financial assessment contact your
Social Development or visit the website:
Standard Family Contribution.
When are visiting hours?
Visiting hours are not defined;
however we would ask that you exercise good judgment in the length
and time of your visits (time of day, physical condition and/or schedule of the
resident, etc). All exit doors are locked at 8 PM and anyone leaving
or returning after 8 PM should ring the doorbell and wait for assistance.
In the event that a resident is critically ill, a family member may
wish to remain after 8 PM. We will
accommodate that resident and family member with care and privacy to the best of
For further FAQs, click on the site below:
Going To A Nursing Home